Sunday, July 17, 2011

Seasoned Black Beans with Cilantro Lime Rice

To continue my Mexican food obsession/addiction, I made the most amazing Seasoned Black Beans with Cilantro Lime Rice for dinner! Not surprisingly, I served with Pico and Guac. I L-O-V-E this recipe and the intense, delicious flavors!

Since I've been sharing so many Mexican-inspired recipes, I will also share a few pictures from our wonderful vacation to Riviera Maya for my best friend's wedding. We had the most amazing time!

Seasoned Black Beans with Cilantro Lime Rice
·1 cup brown rice
·Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
·A few squeezes of bottled lime juice
·2 cloves garlic, minced
·1 tsp cumin
·½ tsp cayenne pepper
·½ tsp onion powder
·1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
·Salt and pepper

Prepare rice according to package directions. When rice is done cooking, stir in cilantro and lime juice.

Heat EVOO in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne, and onion powder. Sauté for a minute, then add black beans. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until beans are heated. Serve over rice.

I've also shared this recipe on: Seasonal Sunday


joanna said...

Believe it or not, I've never, ever had black beans. I bought some recently though and I think I should try your recipe. And your other Mexcian recipes too. They all look so simple and so tasty, my favorite combination!

As Good As Gluten said...

Joanna - you are definitely missing out on black beans! Not only are there delicious Mexican recipes to make with them, but I've made a few very delicious dessert recipes with black beans (yes, dessert)! Let me know how this recipe turns out for you.