Cilantro Rice with Black Beans

This is my favorite last-minute meal, and it is so easy to make. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, except the cilantro, which we buy in frozen cubes at Trader Jo's.

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 can corn
1 can organic black beans
2 tbsp lime juice
1 bunch chopped cilantro (or four cubes Trader Jo's frozen)
salt to taste

That's pretty much it! Cook the rice, add the other ingredients, heat and serve! It's a one pot meal with whole grains, protein, and very little prep required.


  1. Bookmarking this recipe for a night when my husband is out of town. I don't like cooking a full meal for just me and the kids, but I also don't like feeding them junk. This is a win-win.

  2. Tonight I grilled a week's worth of chicken. It is one of my weekly meal-planning deals. I am planning on trying the grilled pizza tomorrow, but this would be a fabulous side dish with the chicken on Wednesday.

    Woo Hoo...half the week's meals are done already!


  3. I love this! Interestingly enough, I make the same thing, with same ingredients - minus the brown rice -and put it on a lightly browned tortilla, top with shredded pepper jack cheese and reheat in the oven until cheese is melted. (sometimes we add a little shredded roasted chicken as well) Around our place they're called Cuban Pizzas and they completely ROCK!

  4. Jess-

    I cannot wait to try that cuban pizza! I may have to try that on actual pizza dough. I am loving doing the pizza on the grill these days! That would be so tasty with a light roma tomatoe/olive oil + garlic pizza sauce.



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