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Beans and Rice Recipe

I feel like a lot of us are opening up our pantries these days and looking for something … anything … tasty to throw together.

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I absolutely don’t want to go to the grocery store unless I have to, so I’ve been stretching my culinary muscles to make the most of pantry essentials. Because if there’s ever been a time to embrace being basic, this is it.

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And you don’t get much more basic than beans and rice. It’s a staple in so many cultures’ cuisines for good reason — it’s filling, it’s nutritious, and it’s hella tasty.

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We got this beans and rice recipe from Elior North America’s VP of Culinary Development Chef Paul Basciano. He’s been sharing some easy-to-make, minimal ingredient recipes for all of us who are sheltering in place, and this is one of those recipes that’s just perfect. It’s made with stuff you probably already have in your pantry, and the recipe itself is flexible enough so that you can use whatever seasoning or specific beans/rice you have on hand.

Basically, use what you got! (And if you’ve got a can of diced tomatoes or veggies/greens, try adding them in, too!)

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Beans and Rice Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (sazon, adobo, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can beans
  • 1 small can olives (ideally green)

INGREDIENTS

  1. Combine water, rice, and olive oil in a pot and bring to a boil. Mix in onion, seasoning, and black pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Add beans and olives, and continue cooking until liquid is absorbed — about 10 minutes.
  4. Mix and serve.
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5 from 6 votes

Beans and Rice Recipe

We got this beans and rice recipe from Elior North America’s VP of Culinary Development Chef Paul Basciano. He’s been sharing some easy-to-make minimal ingredient recipes for all of us who are sheltering in place, and this is one of those recipes that’s just perfect. It’s made with stuff you probably already have in your pantry, and the recipe itself is flexible enough so that you can use whatever seasoning or specific beans/rice you have on hand.

Course: Main Course
Keyword: beans, rice

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 onion
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning (sazon, adobo, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can beans
  • 1 small can olives (ideally green)

Instructions

  • Combine water, rice, and olive oil in a pot and bring to a boil. Mix in onion, seasoning, and black pepper.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add beans and olives, and continue cooking until liquid is absorbed — about 10 minutes.
  • Mix and serve.

What other “basic” recipes are you loving right now? We have made a lot of pasta with canned sauce! –Jenn

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10 Comments
  1. Omodolapo says:

    Great can’t wait to try this out

  2. I tried this recipe out and the beans with rice were delicious. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. It’s easy simple and simply delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and its really awesome.
    Thank you so much for suggesting such an amazing recipe from simple Pantry essentials.
    As of now, so many people are flexing their pantry muscles at home and these recipes are making our life easier.
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  4. Beans and rice is such a simple and yet tasty recipe. It always helps to go back to the basics whenever you don’t have a lot of ingredients available.

  5. Super amazing. I love rice and beans but never tried something like this before. Thanks for sharing. I will try this and will share the outcome with you.

  6. This is a whole new way to enjoy beans and rice in a simple recipe and yet delicious twist. I never thought that it is possible, easy to prepare and yeah, I can certify that this one taste really good! My family was hesitant to taste it at first but then when they tried it, I got a two thumbs-up!

  7. Bionaze says:

    5 stars
    I’ve been trying to gain weight and I think this is a perfect meal for a person like me. It’s a nutritious meal rich in protein and carbohydrates and I can surely tell this is very delicious. I can’t wait to try this.

  8. shivam says:

    5 stars
    looks yummy. Going to add this recipe in my weekend list

  9. Very nice Recipe. I tried it. Thanks for sharing such a tasty recipe.

  10. Thanks for the healthy food recipe.