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Black Beans and Rice

Cowboy Denny



Black beans and rice make a great meal that's filling, delicious, and cheap! Great as a side dish or in a burrito bowl.  Top this dirt-cheap meal off with a bit of soy sauce to give it some flavor and you could literally feed a family of four a meal for less than $2.50.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 ½ cups low sodium, low fat vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 ½ cups canned black beans, drained (28oz can)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion has softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in rice to coat; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans, cumin, and cayenne; cook until beans are warmed through.


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