Fast & Easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice

In my house, we LOVE Mexican food and I make it pretty regularly. One of my favorite sides to serve alongside tacos or burritos is my fast and easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice.

Fast & Easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice - This fast and easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice is a great side dish to have in your back pocket for busy weeknights. Goes great with Mexican or grilled food.

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket on busy weeknights. It goes together in a flash, plus it’s pretty flexible.

If you don’t have any jalapenos, just add a little more seasoning and everything else comes straight out of the pantry. I throw in fresh cilantro and/or Italian parsley when I have it, but it’s still pretty awesome even without fresh peppers and herbs.

Technically Fiesta Black Beans & Rice is a side dish, but when I put it out with a “make your own taco bar”, my guests often just pile it into their tortillas along with everything else. Leftovers are great stuffed into quesadillas with a little shredded chicken and some cheese.

Bonus – it’s vegan-friendly too. 

Fast & Easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice - This fast and easy Fiesta Black Beans & Rice is a great side dish to have in your back pocket for busy weeknights. Goes great with Mexican or grilled food.

I’m linking this recipe up at some terrific blog parties – you can find my complete list of places I party HERE.

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6-8servings 20minutes
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  1. In a large saucepan combine all ingredients except rice. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed and fluff with a fork. Top with green onions if desired.
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During the summer I always throw in fresh cilantro and sometimes Italian parsley because I have them growing in my garden. If you don't have them on hand, don't worry - it's still really good without.

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  • Stacey Keeling

    I’ve made something like this before and we loved it! Adding to my menu. 🙂

  • Janet Annas Vinyard

    Hi Julie, Sounds so delicious! I look forward to trying this soon! Blessings, Janet

  • Kreativk Net

    You had me at fast and easy and this looks so yummy, the perfect dish!! I’m happy you shared it at Sweet Inspiration this week!