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Basic Vegetarian Black Beans and Rice

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Basic Vegetarian Black Beans and Rice
Photo courtesy of Bush's® Beans.
Cuban black beans and rice are a healthy, high protein quick and easy vegetarian and vegan meal. Popular in the Caribbean and in Cuban cuisine, black beans and rice can also be a staple of your vegetarian diet. This is a basic, quick and easy vegetarian recipe for black beans and rice, spiced with peppers and hot sauce, but you can add any of your favorite seasonings to these Cuban black beans.

Recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cups onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped fine
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained, with liquid reserved
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • lime wedge (optional)


In large skillet heat olive oil. Cook onion and green pepper until crisp tender; stir in tomatoes, beans, thyme and garlic salt, cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar, pepper sauce, and reserved juices and continue to cook 5 minutes.

Serve black beans over rice. Garnish with lime wedge (optional).

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 1 out of 5
Gross gross gross, Guest

This dish just tasted like salt and vinegar. I don't often review things online, but I wanted to review this to save others from this train-wreck of a ""recipe.""

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