Caribbean Rice & Beans

Caribbean Rice & Beans

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1993

Many variations of this dish use oregano as the main herb, but we like the flavor of cilantro a bit better with the earthy taste of the black beans.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large pimiento or roasted red bell pepper, cut in short, thin strips
  • ½ green bell pepper, cut in short, thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 16-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 5-10 dashes hot sauce
  • 3 cups cooked white rice, preferably cooked in chicken broth (1 cup raw rice)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pimientos or red peppers, green peppers and garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add black beans, vinegar and hot sauce to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in rice and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve accompanied by additional hot sauce.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 236 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 8 g fiber; 46 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 150 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 363 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 59 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 168 mg sodium; 430 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Folate (38% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat

Reviews 2

February 14, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
My go-to recipe for rice and beans I've been making this dish since it appeared in the magazine many years ago. All I change is to use fresh red bell pepper instead of roasted, and I don't use chicken stock in the rice because we are vegetarians. It is our absolute favorite rice and beans recipe, and even my very fussy daughter loves it. Pros: Healthful, delicious, easy
May 25, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Everyone loves this recipe!! I can't believe no one has reviewed this dish, my husband and I have been making this for years and it never disappoints. TIP make sure you always make the rice with chicken broth not water, you will not get the depth of flavor. Pros: It's quick, healthy, tasty and the ingredients are easy to find Cons: It will disappear too quickly
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