Brown Rice Pilaf with Tomatoes and Black Beans

    15 min

    Brown rice, black beans, tomatoes, a bit of onion and oil and in about 15 minutes you have a delicious vegetarian meal that's also nutritious.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, undrained
    • 1 (400g) tin whole plum tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 150g (5 oz) easy cook brown rice

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium high. Add onion, cook and stir until tender. Add beans, tomatoes, oregano and garlic. Bring to the boil; stir in rice. Cover; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
    2. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.


    Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried. Or if you'd like to stick with tinned, virtually any bean - kidney, haricot, borlotti - would work well in this recipe!

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    Something else. My whole family enjoyed this dish. I especially love the fact that it's so healthful. I sauteed fresh minced garlic with the onions, rinsed and drained the beans and added a little chilli powder. We added a little shredded cheddar and ate it wrapped in tortillas. Yum!  -  24 Jul 2008


    Something else. Good tasting and healthy. Made regular rice seperately in my rice cooker and topped it with the bean mixture. Overall this was a good recipe.  -  24 Jul 2008


    Extremely straightforward, simple, and tasty; plus, it doesn't require any fancy ingredients. Also reheats well - I mixed it with salsa. Will definitely have again!  -  24 Jul 2008