Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Loaded with good-for-you-veggies, this red (or black) beans and rice recipe is sure to fill you up!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 can red or black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin divided
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red or green pepper, seeds removed chopped
  • 3 cups raw spinach
  • 1 tsp oil


  1. Drain and rinse beans and place in medium saucepan and cover with water

  2. Bring to a boil, then add chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, turmeric, and pepper

  3. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add salt at the end.

  4. In a medium skillet with a lid, saute the onion and pepper until soft.

  5. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil

  6. Add the rice, cover and reduce heat.  Simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is done.

  7. Add the spinach and cover with the lid for 5 minutes

  8. Use a slotted spoon to add the beans to the rice mixture and serve.