Black Beans And Brown Rice With Mild Salsa Recipe

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Servings: 2


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  • 1 c. Brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c. Water (or possibly as directed on rice package)
  • 1 pch Salt, if you like
  • 1 can (15-ounce) black beans (cooked)
  • 1 dsh -(up to)
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/8 x -(up to)
  • 1/4 tsp Grnd oregano
  • 1/8 x -(up to)
  • 1/4 tsp Grnd cumin
  • 1 ounce Low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 lrg -or possibly-
  • 2 sm Ripe tomatoes, minced
  • 1 x Green onion, chopped
  • 2 x -(up to)
  • 4 sprg fresh cilantro


  1. (My own recipe, although not particularly innovative)
  2. Makes 2 lunch-sized
  3. Game plan: Start rice. While rice is cooking, prepare beans and salsa.
  4. Store for later, or possibly assemble dish and eat. Detailed instructions:
  5. Cook rice as directed on package. If no directions, rinse rice thoroughly, place in small pan with water and salt (optional). Heat on high till boiling, then reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 40 min.
  6. Turn heat off, let rice sit for 5 min, remove cover and fluff with a fork.
  7. Empty black beans into microwaveable bowl. Stir in spices (start with the smaller amounts, then increase to taste). Bring beans to simmer in microwave. While rice cooks, let sit to blend flavors.
  8. Wash and chop tomatoes, mince onion. Wash cilantro, strip leaves off, tear/crush the leaves and add in them to the tomato and onion. Mix. While rice cooks, let sit to blend flavors.
  9. Grate cheese.
  10. (At this point, everything may be placed in the refrigerator for later reheating, if you like.)
  11. Divide rice in half, and spread each half onto a medium-sized plate.
  12. Divide beans in half, and spread each half over the rice. If rice and beans are cool (e.g., were in the 'fridge), heat in microwave before adding cheese. Sprinkle half of the grated cheese over each plate, return plate to microwave briefly (15-20 seconds) to heat the cheese.
  13. Top with salsa immediately before eating.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 406g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 410  
Calories from Fat 51 12%
Total Fat 5.87g 7%
Saturated Fat 2.13g 9%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Potassium 524mg 15%
Total Carbs 77.31g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5.0g 17%
Sugars 4.01g 3%
Protein 12.26g 20%
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