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Simple to Make Traditional Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Who doesn’t love black beans and rice? Not solely are black beans good with rice, but they also make wholesome additions to soups, salads and pasta dishes. Plus, black beans carry enough protein just as equal to poultry and seafood, in addition to vitamins in greens equivalent to spinach and broccoli. So when I heard Goya Foods launch their “Better for For” product line, I had to try their low sodium black beans.  I’m normally not a fan of canned beans, but I heard from a family member that Goya Foods Black Beans are good!  You’ll be surprised to learn how easy it was to make this black beans and rice recipe.

Simple to Make Traditional Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Goya Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15.5 oz can Goya Low Sodium Black Beans, undrained
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 packet Sazón Goya
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve over hot white rice.
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White Rice Recipe

I’m pretty sure at this point everyone knows how to make white rice.  I have a rice cooker so I tend to use that instead over the stove top.  I did however find a good recipe for the perfect white rice.  It comes out fluffy, moist and delicious!

  • 1 cup of long grain white rice
  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs butter
  1. Clean rice by rinsing in cold water.
  2. Add water and rice into rice cooker
  3. Add salt and butter
  4. Cook the rice as instructed by your rice cooker.  It usually takes about 20 minutes.

Once the rice is ready pour the beans on top.  I like to mix it all together. But I know everyone is different.  If you noticed, some people add green peppers to their beans and rice recipes, I’m not a fan.  But if you are, just add 1/4 cup of chopped green peppers when you’re grilling the onion and garlic.  Enjoy!

For more Goya Foods Black Beans recipes, click here.

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About the author

Hi, my name is Lala Castro and I take pictures of my food and travel adventures (also, my friends pitch in). I love different foods from all over the world and enjoy it with a glass of wine. All though I'm a foodie, I'm also a passionate geek at heart. In fact, sometimes you'll see me covering tech segments on Univision. Follow me on Instagram if you want to know more about me: @sparklinglala

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