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Black Bean Rice

Sourced from: Bowl of Delicious

This recipe is simple and fast to make but tastes unexpectedly good. Be sure to mash the beans and include salt.

Ingredients

For the Rice: For the Beans:

Instructions

To make the rice, bring water to a boil, add rice (1 cup) and kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), stir, and simmer until cooked (about 15-20 minutes). When done, fluff with a fork, stir in the cilantro and lime juice, and adjust seasonings if necessary.

While the rice is cooking, make the beans. Sauté the diced onion in the olive oil (1 tablespoon) over medium-high heat in a medium pot until softened and beginning to brown (about 2-3 minutes).

Add drained and rinsed black beans, cumin (1 teaspoon), kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon), and water (1 cup). Stir, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes.

Turn off the heat. Use a potato masher to mash the beans a few times, thickening the mixture, but leaving most of the beans intact. If you don't have a potato masher, you can use a fork on the side of the pot.

Stir in the lime juice and fresh chopped cilantro (2 tablespoons) and season with more salt if necessary.

Serve the beans on top of the rice as a side or meal.

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