Easy Rice & Beans

Top this quick and simple rice and beans recipe with your favorite add-ons such as salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and/or avocado.

Simple Rice and Beans
Photo: Rachel Marek
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or other neutral oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 cups cooked long-grain brown rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add rice and beans; cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
6g Fat
56g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 406IU 8%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 94mg 22%
Potassium 449mg 10%
Zinc 2mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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