Brazilian Black Beans

Number of Servings: 4 (784 g)
Active Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A family favorite of our dietitian, Allison Stowell! For a festive twist, top with a little fresh pineapple or a few slices of avocado.


  • 2 c. brown rice, dry
  • 2 onions, diced and divided
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans tomatoes, divided
  • 3 c. water
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 t. ginger root, minced
  • 1 c. unsweetened low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, minced


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 can tomatoes with juice, half the chopped onions and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Add rice, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until liquid is absorbed (30-40 minutes).
  2. In a separate pan, saute remaining onions, garlic and ginger in the oil. Add the second can of diced tomatoes with juice, the coconut milk, beans and salt. Simmer until thoroughly heated and thickened.
  3. Serve beans over rice with cilantro sprinkled on top.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 784 g

Amount per serving
Calories 565
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 106g 39%
Dietary Fiber 16.5g 57%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 83g
Protein 17g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 147.4mg 10%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1130mg 25%
Vitamin A 47.1mcg 6%
Vitamin C 35.5mg 40%
Vitamin E 2.8mg 20%
Vitamin K 13.1mcg 10%
Thiamin 1.9mg 160%
Riboflavin 0.4mg 30%
Niacin 11.8mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.9mg 50%
Folate 127.3mcg 32%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 11.4mcg 35%
Chloride 141.3mg 6%
Pantothenate 1.6mg 40%
Phosphorus 482.8mg 40%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 181.7mg 45%
Zinc 3.1mg 25%
Selenium 19.7mcg 35%
Copper 0.7mg 80%
Manganese 3.2mg 140%
Chromium 0.4mcg 0%
Molybdenum 2.8mcg 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.


Canned Tomatoes (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Water, Black Beans, Lite Coconut Milk (water, Coconut Milk, Guar Gum (a Natural Emulsifier)), Whole Grain Brown Rice, Onion, Garlic, Olive Oil, Cilantro, Ginger, Salt.

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