With just three steps, this vegan black beans and rice recipe is a great go-to meal for your busy plant-based family. What makes this such a quick meal to create is using microwaveable rice packages. The black beans are a wonderful source of protein while the roasted red peppers add flavor (and color), and the parsley helps to keep this dish fresh.

This Vegan Black Beans And Rice Recipe is:

  • meat-free
  • dairy-free
  • less than 4 steps to make
  • a great part of a plant-based diet for kids
  • a great idea for lunch or dinner

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Vegan Black Beans & Rice
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Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Phase: 3
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 package microwaveable rice
  • 1 can black beans - rinsed & drained
  • 1 small jar roasted red peppers - drained & minced
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Cook the rice, according to the directions on the package, while you chop the parsley and roasted red peppers.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, add the black beans and the roasted red pepper to the tablespoon of water, and simmer for three minutes while mixing well.
  3. Into the saucepan add the spices and the cooked rice. Continue to cook until all of the ingredients are hot and well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste, and finish with parsley on top.


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