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Quick Black Beans and Rice

fontover_2016771240854.jpgI’m not sure this can even be considered a recipe, given it is super easy and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

I love this meal for weeknights when cooking seems like too much trouble.  It is also great in the summer-time as it does not require use of oven or stovetop.

Uncle Ben’s ready rice makes preparation a breeze, only takes 90 seconds in the microwave.  Canned beans and prepared pico de gallo speed things up as well.



Quick Black Beans and Rice

Serves 2


1 package Ready Rice - Brown Rice

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup pico de gallo


Veggie cheese shreds


Prepare the rice according to package directions

Heat the beans in the microwave for 60 seconds

Combine rice, beans, and pico de gallo in bowl

Serve with salsa and cheese shreds, if desired


I’m linking up today with Kimmy from Rock My Vegan Socks & Mary Ellen VNutrition for Healthy Vegan Fridays!




  1. kimmythevegan

    Oh it can and will be called a recipe. Totally digging the quick, thrown together dinners right now. This sounds great =)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m pinning & sharing.
    I hope you have a great week Vicki!

    1. Vicki (Post author)

      Thanks… they are a life saver during the work week!


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