Simple Skillet Rice and Beans

Currently craving this no-fail dish...

Simple, delicious & versatile

Craving this Skillet Rice and Beans with toasted corn & tomatoes and we decided we need to make it again soon.  It is easy to make, flavorful and fresh. I could seriously eat it every day, it’s so good.

It is the perfect family friendly dish because is it so versatile.  I love it just topped with avocado.  The rest of the family likes it plain or with grilled chicken.

It also makes a large quantity so it there is extra for the next day.

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Simple Skillet Rice and Beans


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Skillet Rice and Beans
Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen's Best Mexican Recipes magazine & . We did not include the chipotle chile in original recipe as my family did not want it spicy.
Rice and Beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ oregano
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ frozen corn, toasted (cook with a touch of oil, over medium heat approx 5 minutes)
Tomato salsa
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Rice and beans
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in salt.
  2. Add in garlic, cumin, coriander and oregano, mix well and cook about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  3. Add in broth, rice and beans. Mix well and bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer approximately 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and rice tender.
  5. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Gently fluff rice with a fork.
  7. Add in toasted corn and mix gently.
Tomato Salsa
  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, lime juice and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Sprinkle tomato salsa over rice and beans and serve.

4 thoughts on “Simple Skillet Rice and Beans

  1. I can’t wait to make this!! It looks delicious and nutritious and fun to make with our learning-to-cook celiac teen! Thanks for posting.

  2. Oh my god it tastes SO GOOD. I had tried to do something like this when I missed Costa Rican food and it wasn’t a success but this worked so perfectly. It brings me back! Thank you!!

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