Black bean & rice bowls


2 cups brown rice, cooked according to package instructions

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained (or 4 cups if you cook them from dried)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 green pepper, roughly chopped

1 red onion, roughly chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

salt and pepper


Heat oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add in green pepper, garlic and red onion, sauté until tender and translucent. Stir occasionally to keep it from burning. Add in black beans, cumin and chili powder. Heat through and season with salt and pepper to preference.

In a bowl, place a scoop of rice and top with black bean mixture. Add in any toppings you choose…corn, tomato, cilantro, cheese.

This recipe comes from Alison Bickel at This Homemade Life.