Black Beans & Rice

Number of Servings: 6 (612 G)
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 hours
Black Beans & Rice

Rice and beans, beans and rice–however you name it, this dish is a classic and a staple worth knowing how to make well.


  • 1 lb. black beans
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 cups rice
  • 1 (4 oz.) can pimento slices, drained
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.
  2. In large, heavy-bottomed pot, stir together beans, green pepper, oil, onion, garlic, salt, and bay leaves. Cover with water, cover, and boil for 1 hour.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until beans are very tender, stirring occasionally, and adding water if needed (3-4 hours).
  4. Remove and mash about  of beans. Return to pot. Stir and heat through. Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice.
  5. Cook rice according to package directions.
  6. Serve over warm rice, garnished with pimento and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 612G

Amount per serving
Calories 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Potassium 1330mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 33%
Dietary Fiber 14.5g 58%
Total Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 80g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 15%
Iron 25%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 4%
Vitamin K 15%
Thiamin 50%
Riboflavin 10%
Niacin 10%
Vitamin B6 25%
Folate 90%
Vitamin B12 0%
Biotin 2%
Chloride 0%
Pantothenate 15%
Phosphorus 35%
Iodine 0%
Magnesium 40%
Zinc 25%
Selenium 20%
Copper 45%
Manganese 80%
Chromium 0%
Molybdenum 4%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Cooked White Rice (water, Rice), Black Beans, Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Pimentos (pimentos, Water, Trace Of Citric Acid), Lemon, Lemon Juice, Soybean Oil, Garlic, Bay Leaf, Salt.

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