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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Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
1275
The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)

Rating: 4.31 stars
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This may sound like a plain recipe, but believe me, it's wonderful! It is an easy-to-make Middle Eastern comfort food that combines lentils, rice and delicious fried onions. The yogurt really gives it a super flavor!

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.48 stars
1341
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.

Pacific Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.87 stars
90
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.

Jessica's Red Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.78 stars
100
My company had a Mardi Gras party and I wanted to make a flavorful red beans and rice recipe that everyone would love!

Quick Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.26 stars
291
Some say beans and rice is the most nutritious and well balanced meal in the world! Try adding your favorite chutney or salsa to this dish when you serve it!

Khitchari

Rating: 4 stars
5
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

Rating: 5 stars
3
My mom's recipe - delicious Indian comfort food that goes well with rice or roti.

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

Rating: 4.69 stars
78
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.

The Best Baked Rice and Beans

Rating: 4.64 stars
170
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

Rating: 4.4 stars
10
Spicy, delicious Mexican rice and beans.

Bahamian Style Peas and Rice

Rating: 3.86 stars
36
Peas and rice, often served under a tropical sun. You may have had it last while sitting on soft white sand, and looking at a clear blue sea. Goes excellently with other traditional Caribbean fare, such as chicken curry or souse.
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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
Rating: Unrated
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"Oh my delicious! Everyone in our family (8 total) loved this dish." – Mike Jacobs

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: 4.34 stars
1275

The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.