Monday, May 10, 2010

Speedy Black Beans and Mexican Rice

This hearty dish is the perfect answer for a meatless main-dish choice.

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 (8.8-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve Spanish-style rice
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (4-oz.) cans chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Toppings: sour cream, salsa, diced tomato, shredded Cheddar cheese


1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

2. Combine black beans and green chiles in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in rice and cilantro. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

Note: We tested with Uncle Ben's Spanish Style Ready Rice.

Developed by Rebecca Gordon, Southern Living, APRIL 2010

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