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Cilantro Lime Beans and Rice

What you need: 

1 cup brown rice (2 cups cooked)
1 small yellow onion, chopped small
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (15 ounce) can black beans (or dry beans soaked thoroughly and half cooked)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or minced
juice of 1 lime, divided
1/2 tablespoon ground ginger

What you do: 

1. Get the brown rice started cooking (I love rice cookers - can't go wrong). Saute onion in a pan with the oil until slightly translucent or slightly browned.
2. Put the beans in a kettle with the onion, cilantro, ginger, and half of the lime. Let it simmer on medium for 10 minutes or so - you may want to add a little water if it gets dry.
3. When heated thoroughly and the beans are soft, take it off the heat and add the rest of the lime juice (and more cilantro if you'd like... even more ginger if you like a lot).
4. When the rice is done, mix (or pour over) and serve. Yum.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


When using dry beans, how much would you use? Guess I'll wing it...


We all liked this a lot (husband and baby included).  It was great cold.  I am going to add some corn next time :)


Very yummy, super easy and very quick!  I used coconut milk instead of water for the rice in the rice cooker.  I doubled the cilantro, added about 1 tsp liquid smoke and used the juice of one full lime in the cooking pot with the beans.  I added a can of spinach into the bean mixture also before letting it simmer.
I really like it, and am eating it right now! Yay!


Yummy!  This was super easy to make and took little time to prepare.  Boy did it taste good as well.  I am definitely keeping this in my regular rotation.  I served it with a salad of lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocado with a dressing of lime juice, cilantro, scallions, and a little olive oil.  So good and I can totally see this as a burrito filling as well.  I did add a little more seasoning to the beans - cumin, s&p, and grated in some fresh ginger instead of the ground ginger, and it really made for a great meal.


This recipe is delish!!! Very easy to make, super healthy and the flavors together are amazing. The rice needs to be seasoned though before adding bean mixture.  ;)b


Turned out quite yummy. This is a good basic recipe that can be dressed up and added to other things or eaten on it's own. It's flavorful, but not too overbearing...good for kids, but can def be punched up for adults or more adventurous tastes). I made it for dinner a few days ago, and have used it as burrito filling as well as basis for quesadillas for the kids. Yum. It makes up quite a bit, and is nice to have as leftovers.

Salt and pepper is not mentioned, but you will def want some. Cumin might be a nice addition as well.


I thought this was very good. I ended up eating it all myself throughout the course of the day. Good stuff.

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