Sautéed onion, green pepper and white rice are simmered in a deliciously flavored broth. Stir in some black beans and you've got a spectacular side dish that's sure to please!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the rice, onion and pepper and cook and stir for 2 minutes.

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  • Stir in the broth and tomato paste and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the beans and cilantro, if desired, and cook until the mixture is hot.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 51g 17% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 861.5mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2015
11-05-2015 How can you not like this!? Well Hubs didn t think much of it. But what s not to like I asked him because I thought in addition to serving its purpose as a respectable side dish to the chicken enchiladas I served it with it was pretty tasty nicely flavored. I mean it had peppers and onions and a little tomato (and a dab of butter just because). Since I used chicken broth and not the unusual variety the recipe called for (I ve never seen it) I added some Penzey s taco seasoning and some garlic powder to compensate. I d rate it a decent four stars but I had to know what it was he didn t like. So I pressed the issue. The beans he said. Oh my. The beans. The rice which he said was okay but then gave himself away by leaving half of it on his plate was a fail because of the beans. Unbelievable. Well he s wrong. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
I used a rice cooker and mexican sauce. It was ok pretty spicy for me but my husband loved it. Lots of prep x. Certainly more than 2o min. more like an hour. Happy Cooking. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2015
11-05-2015 How can you not like this!? Well Hubs didn t think much of it. But what s not to like I asked him because I thought in addition to serving its purpose as a respectable side dish to the chicken enchiladas I served it with it was pretty tasty nicely flavored. I mean it had peppers and onions and a little tomato (and a dab of butter just because). Since I used chicken broth and not the unusual variety the recipe called for (I ve never seen it) I added some Penzey s taco seasoning and some garlic powder to compensate. I d rate it a decent four stars but I had to know what it was he didn t like. So I pressed the issue. The beans he said. Oh my. The beans. The rice which he said was okay but then gave himself away by leaving half of it on his plate was a fail because of the beans. Unbelievable. Well he s wrong. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2015
My local store didn't have the tortilla flavored broth so I substituted a can of diced tomatoes with chili's and 2 cups of vegie broth. Turned out just fine. Will definitely make again. Good vegetarian dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
I made this tonight to go with burritos I made for dinner! I really enjoyed it! I did add 3tbs of tomato paste and added a dash of chili powder! It was a HIT! I will make this again for sure!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2017
I used beef broth instead Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/27/2016
I was really bland for my taste:( Sorry! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2017
WOW!! This is one of the best recipes I've found on here. The flavor is so rich and extremely satisfying. Highly recommend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2019
Family loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2016
This was exactly what I was looking for! Perfect rice to bean ratio loved it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2019
Excellent!!! Followed recipe except did not have tomato paste. Substitute small can diced tomatoes with green chilies. Also used chicken stock in lieu of water. Yum Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2016
I used a rice cooker and mexican sauce. It was ok pretty spicy for me but my husband loved it. Lots of prep x. Certainly more than 2o min. more like an hour. Happy Cooking. Read More