Collette's Black Beans & Rice

Collette’s Black Beans & Rice

Ok, I just can’t figure out what to call this recipe, so…

Collette's Black Beans & Rice it is!

I was brainstorming on the perfect side dish to go along with my Grilled Tilapia Pico de Gallo, and I just knew that it had to be something with a southwest flair.  But I also wanted it to be really healthy, so it took me a while to come up with something that would fit all those criteria.

I think I hit the nail on the head with this one, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!  Here’s the recipe.

This recipe is the day three (3) dinner side dish recipe of my 7-Day Meal Plan program. I created the program because after researching the meal plan program provided by recognized authority on diabetes, I was appalled at the ingredients and nutrition values.

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Collette's Black Beans & Rice

Collette's Black Beans & Rice

The best beans and rice recipe I've EVER eaten!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: 7-day meal plan, black beans, recipe, rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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For The Rice

  • 2 C water
  • 1 C rice Royal Blend is delish!
  • 1 pkg Goya Con Azafran seasoning

For The Beans

  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 organic black beans 15 oz can or 2 cups fresh cooked
  • 1 diced tomatos no-salt added, 15 oz can, drained
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper diced

To Serve

  • cilantro fresh chopped for garnish


For The Rice

  • Add water, rice and Goya Con Azafran seasoning to pan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat. Simmer covered for 20-30 minutes until all water is absorbed.

For the Beans

  • Drain and rinse beans. Set aside.
  • While the rice is cooking. Heat saute pan over medium heat, add grapeseed oil
  • Add bell and saute approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add onion and saute until translucent. About 5 more minutes.
  • Add chopped garlic and saute for about 1 minute more.
  • Add beans and diced tomatoes. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Collette's Black Beans & Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 26.4mg32%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Can I just tell you, I think this is pretty much the BEST beans and rice dish I have ever eaten (and it’s also Richie approved)!

Do you also LOVE beans and rice?  Let me know!

Here's to your health!

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