Brown and Wild Rice Medley with Black Beans


This is a flavorful whole grain rice and black bean dish that can stand on its own as a vegetarian dish or can be added to with any sort of meat. You can use any rice mixture (brown, wild, long grain, red), if desired. You can use any mushroom in place of the shiitake mushrooms.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 3 (14 ounce) cans vegetable broth

  • ¾ cup wild rice

  • ¾ cup brown rice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can shiitake mushrooms, drained

  • cup dried cranberries

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley


  1. Combine vegetable broth, wild rice, brown rice, and olive oil in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir balsamic vinegar, sherry, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cardamom into rice; cover with a lid and continue simmering until flavors start to combine, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir black beans, mushrooms, cranberries, and parsley into rice mixture; continue cooking over low heat until rice is tender and mixture is hot throughout, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken broth in place of the vegetable broth, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
5g Fat
52g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 722mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 322mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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