Black Beans, Rice & Fried Egg


Using leftover cooked brown rice is a great and easy way to get breakfast on the table fast. To keep things quick, we use canned beans and baby spinach, which don't require any advance prep. A drizzle of hot sauce brings everything together.

recipe photo of the Black Beans, Rice & Fried Egg
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ cup cooked brown rice

  • ½ cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 1 clove garlic, sliced

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • ½ teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add rice, beans and garlic; cook, stirring often, until warm and the garlic is lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and a pinch each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice until combined.

  2. Heat the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil in the same skillet over medium heat; crack egg into the skillet and season with the remaining pinch each salt and pepper. Cook until the white is set and the edges are crisp, about 3 minutes. Place the egg on top of the black bean mixture. Drizzle with hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

408 Calories
14g Fat
51g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 egg & 1 1/4 cups beans & rice
Calories 408
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 7921IU 158%
Vitamin C 41mg 46%
Vitamin D 41IU 10%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 39mcg 10%
Vitamin K 545mcg 454%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 7mg 39%
Magnesium 191mg 45%
Potassium 546mg 12%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

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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