Caribbean Black Beans and Rice

Caribbean Black Beans and Rice

Published January 29, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 20 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min


By rinsing and draining the black beans before cooking, you remove a large amount of sodium. For an extra pop of flavour, sprinkle a little vinegar and a few raw white onions on top of the finished beans.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 2/3 cup
Calories per serving: 291
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Protein 12.7g 18%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1-teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 6 cups cooked long grain white rice

Step by Step:

  1. Spray a large, deep frying pan with vegetable cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add peppers and sauté 2 minutes; add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in beans and next three ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  4. Cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Serve with rice.