Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

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This brown rice with black beans and corn packs a ton of flavor! While the spice combination may seem odd, just trust me on this. The spices are a cross between traditional taco seasoning and those used for a mole sauce. The result is a rice mixture that is very versatile, and can be served a variety of ways including burritos, buddha bowls, or even salads! This dish is also very filling, because of the protein and fiber contained within the beans and the brown rice. With minimal prep work, this brown rice with black beans and corn comes together easily. Perfect for a quick meal on busy weeknights!

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Brown rice with black beans and corn in a large pot on the stove.
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Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn

This brown rice with black beans and corn is very versatile, and can be served a variety of ways including burritos, buddha bowls, or even salads. Perfect for a quick meal on busy weeknights!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword black beans and rice, corn, recipes with black beans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 273 kcal
Author The Panicked Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cubanelle pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • freshly ground Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can corn kernels
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, cook rice in the water according to package directions.

  2. While rice is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of extra light olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. When it begins to shimmer, add onion and pepper. While stirring occasionally, cook for about 5 minutes, or until onion becomes translucent.

  3. Add garlic, cook for an additional minute.

  4. Add in chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, cloves, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and additional extra light olive oil. Stir to combine. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Add in black beans, corn, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Cook for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

  6. When both the rice and the bean mixture are finished cooking, combine the rice with the black bean mixture. Stir until thoroughly combined. Serve as desired!

Recipe Notes

Meal idea: spread some of the mixture on a tortilla shell, top with desired toppings such as sour cream, grated cheese, salsa, guacamole, etc., roll up into a burrito and serve warm.

Credit: The Panicked Foodie

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13 thoughts on “Brown Rice with Black Beans and Corn”

  • This recipe looks absolutely delicious and also, just a small thing but I love that you use Himalayan Pink Salt over sea salt or iodized salt, it’s so much better for you!

  • The brown rice with black beans and corn is the kind of dish I’ve eaten too many times! Now that my mother is crazy about the dish, I only have to take it. I can agree that is a really fast meal that doesn’t take to much time to prepare. I’m now loving it for fast lunch at home.

  • Love it! I make a similar recipe, and it has become part of our weekly menu! My husband likes his with corn tortillas but I love it with either nacho chips or on top of tostadas! I haven’t tried it yet with sour cream, but that sounds even better!

  • Oh I love Mexican Cuisine and brown rice with black beans and corn is one of my ultimate favourites,I love the blend of spices and flavours that it evokes. It is a delicious heartwarming meal, especially if you pair it with sour cream as well. Delicious recipe.

  • This looks very tasty and really filling. I recently tried black rice for the first time and loved it, even more than brown rice. I bet all of the spices in this give it so much flavour too! Nikki x

  • I’m obsessed with black beans, literally I think I have them every week. Both combination of corn and the rice make it just perfect, think I’m going to cook that tonight!!

  • I’m the biggest sucker for beans and rice. It’s always a quick, healthy, and delicious meal. Especially when I’m trying to find more ways to eat things that taste like tacos, and chip away at the egregious amount of dried beans and grains I tend to hoard. Add extra veggies (like you did), top with some sour cream, salsa, and an avocado. Bon Appetit! xx

  • Just delicious. I might make this without beans though. Not a big fan of it but I’m sure this will still taste good. Maybe I could fill up a burrito with this as well!

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