Black Beans & Rice

Number of Servings: 6 (612 g)
Active Time: 1 hour
Total 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 612 g

Amount per serving
Calories 515
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Dietary Fiber 14.5g 52%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 79g
Protein 22g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 142mg 10%
Iron 4.8mg 25%
Potassium 1330mg 30%
Vitamin A 29.9mcg 4%
Vitamin C 50mg 60%
Vitamin E 0.7mg 4%
Vitamin K 11.6mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.8mg 60%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 6.6mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 353mcg 88%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3.1mcg 10%
Chloride 14.7mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 30%
Phosphorus 356.6mg 30%
Iodine 1mcg 0%
Magnesium 160.6mg 40%
Zinc 3.7mg 35%
Selenium 14.6mcg 25%
Copper 0.9mg 100%
Manganese 1.7mg 70%
Chromium 1.2mcg 4%
Molybdenum 3mcg 6%

* 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, Salt, Bay Leaf.

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