Cheap Veggie Beans and Rice

Cheap Veggie Beans and Rice This is a simple yummy recipe I made for my husband and 2-year-old. Neither one cares for tomatoes, but they could easily be added to the recipe. This recipe is mild for the kids but can be kicked up with more spice. It’s also good for families on a budget! Garnish each serving with fresh or dried cilantro.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 25 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat; let stand until water is absorbed, at least 5 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix black beans, pinto beans, corn, cumin, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper into the skillet. Reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 15 minutes. Serve bean mixture over rice; top with shredded Colby cheese.

Per Serving: 710 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 112.4g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 26.8mg; sodium 1181.7mg.