Easy Black Beans with Yellow Rice

Bowl filled with a large amount of black beans
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 2
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A variety of flavors season this tasty rice and beans dish. The black beans are combined with rice, tomatoes, and vegetables.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

How to Make It

  1. Heat vegetable oil and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and green pepper; cook, constantly stirring, until tender.
  2. Stir in drained beans, tomatoes, sugar, oregano, basil, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently; set aside.
  3. Cook rice, following package directions, with the addition of turmeric to the cooking liquid.
  1. Serve hot black bean mixture over rice.