Red Beans and Rice

Beans are extremely nutritious and certainly delicious! Heres a super easy recipe that you can make in a crock pot (or not). It requires minimal work and delivers outstanding flavor! Talk about a healthy, affordable meal! If you have left overs you can make burritos tomorrow for lunch!


Red beans 12 Ounce , soaked overnight
Red onion 1 Medium , coarsely chopped
Mild salsa 16 Ounce
Cilantro 1/2 Bunch (50 gm) , tied to a bouquet
Jalapeno 1 Large , seeded, cut in half
Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Coriander 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , minced
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon (to taste)
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon (to taste)
Brown rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Tomato 1 Large , chopped
Lime juice 1 Tablespoon



1. In a large pan or crock pot put red beans, onion, salsa, cilantro, jalapeno, cumin, oregano, coriander and garlic.

2. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 5 hours, stirring occasionally.

4. While the beans are cooking, prepare 2 cups of brown rice as per package instructions.

5. When beans are cooked, remove the kitchen twine and the jalapeño pieces.

6. Mix together the beans and rice.

7. Make a salad of chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt.


8. In a serving plate, serve beans and rice topped with tomato salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 300 Minutes
Ready In: 300 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 464Calories from Fat 22

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 421 mg17.54%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.7%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet