Three simple ingredients is all it takes to make this scrumptious side of black beans & rice!

Mexi Black Beans and Rice

This has to be one of the easiest and most delicious side dishes I ever make, which is why I make it all the time! We all love it and it goes so great with all the different Mexican dishes I make. Whether we’re having tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, burritos, nachos or salads, a big scoop of these black beans & rice always makes the meal complete!

Mexican Black Beans & Rice



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Mexican Black Beans & Rice

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Sides


Three simple ingredients is all it takes to make this scrumptious side of black beans & rice!


  • 2 pouches microwavable Mexican rice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained


  1. Microwave rice pouches according to package directions.
  2. Combine cooked rice with black beans and tomatoes in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook until beans are warm, about 10 minutes.

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    1. Hi Mark! I usually use Uncle Ben’s/Ben’s Original or Seeds of Change. Both are Spanish Style. Enjoy!