Spanish Rice and Beans Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Spanish rice and beans is a delicious dish, whether it's a side to accompany a savory main or a light, but filling lunch. This recipe has plenty of aromatics, spices and herbs to give a simple meal a bold depth of flavor.
Dinner
Spanish
18
ingredients
4
steps
40
minutes
Chef Rishika is a passionate and knowledgable chef with a degree in culinary arts and extensive training in baking and bread making. The bulk of her experience includes cooking for five-star hotels, where she has developed valuable skills that have helped shaped her into the chef she is today. Chef Rishika believes every cooking opportunity is a chance to grow, and as she continues to expand her own expertise, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
2 tblsp
vegetable oil
1/4 cup(s)
finely chopped red onion
1 tblsp
minced garlic
1 tblsp
minced ginger
1/4 cup(s)
diced tomatoes
2 tblsp
tomato paste
1/4 cup(s)
green peas
1/4 cup(s)
diced green or yellow bell pepper
3 tblsp
diced carrots
2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
crushed black pepper
2 tsp
ground cumin
2 tsp
ground coriander
2 cup(s)
long grain uncooked rice, washed
6 cup(s)
water
1/2 cup(s)
canned red beans
5
cilantro sprigs, chopped
1
lemon

Directions 4 steps | 40 Minutes

Step 1

First, prep the vegetables and aromatics. Dice and chop the onion, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and cilantro. Next, heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté until lightly golden brown. Next, add tomatoes, tomato paste, peas, bell peppers, carrots, salt, crushed black pepper, cumin and coriander. Continue cooking until the carrots are beginning to soften.

Step 3

Next, stir in the rice and add the water. Stir in the beans and bring the pot to a boil. Once there is a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Cook for 15-18 minutes, covered, until the rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed.

Step 4

Serve the Spanish rice and beans with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
354
FAT
5.6 g
PROTEIN
9.2 g
CARBS
66.8 g

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Jessica S.

Jessica

29 Jul 2022

This was super quick and easy and everyone enjoyed it. A great staple for a weeknight meal!!

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