Beans and Rice Recipes

Looking for cheap, filling, and delicious recipes for beans and rice? Find recipes from around the world featuring beans, peas, and lentils served with rice for a complete protein-packed meal.

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Jessica's Red Beans and Rice

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My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

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Black-eyed peas with rice.

Green Lentils and Rice Assyrian Style

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In Assyrian, we call this dish "jadarah"! Lentils and rice have come a long way. We see these types of dishes more often! I hope you enjoy this great and easy recipe of "jadarah"!

Red Beans with Rice

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This is a family recipe that my mom taught me. Down South you'll find rice with a lot of dishes, and this recipe will complement any dish!

Pacific Cuban Black Beans and Rice

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I am not claiming this to be an authentic Cuban dish, rather my version of it. I hope that you enjoy. Garnish with chopped green onions, chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and sour cream.


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Yummy, healthy, comfort food. This simple dish of beans and rice is tasty and helps cleanse the body and heal digestion for all body types. I also love this dish for an easy, healthy, pantry meal I can throw together when I have nothing else in the house. Top with ghee, salt, liquid aminos, or whatever you like. I like lemon pepper, sriracha sauce, and feta cheese.

Madras Dhal

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My mom's recipe - delicious Indian comfort food that goes well with rice or roti.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

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I am from the South, and red beans and rice is a weekly tradition in my house. This recipe is cooked in no time, thanks to the pressure cooker! Serve over hot cooked rice.

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

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Authentic Cajun flavor! I grew up in Louisiana and love red beans and rice; these are just like I remember. Serve with Tabasco sauce for a little kick. My family loved to splash a little cider vinegar in each bowl.

Easy Red Beans and Rice

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This is an easy and delicious take on a Louisiana classic that you can prepare and cook in 40 minutes! I use turkey kielbasa to cut down on the fat, but not the flavor. Season with hot pepper sauce if you like.

The Best Baked Rice and Beans

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Due to certain worldwide events, I've been getting lots of requests for easy, hearty recipes that can be made using basic dry and canned goods. This incredibly delicious Spanish-style baked rice and beans is all that and more. You'll also see a fantastic, foolproof way of making perfect rice, every time. Garnish with Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro, if you like.

Mexican Rice and Beans

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Spicy, delicious Mexican rice and beans.

Inspiration and Ideas

How The World Cooks Beans and Rice

Beans and rice do the impossible: together, they make a complete protein, with all nine essential amino acids necessary for human health. These recipes are great for your budget and your body.

Chef John's Red Beans

"Oh my delicious! Everyone in our family (8 total) loved this dish." – Mike Jacobs

Creole Red Beans and Rice

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An old co-worker of mine from Louisiana gave me this recipe. It is not only yummy but an inexpensive meal to make!