Baja Black Beans and Rice

Baja Black Beans and Rice

Here’s a fun nutritional trick, especially for vegetarians. If you eat rice and beans together (or eat them within a few hours of each other), they count as a complete protein. This dish combines both!

Baja Black Beans and Rice
4.5 from 12 votes

Baja Black Beans and Rice

This recipe combines rice and beans to create a complete vegetarian protein.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 385 kcal
Author BODi


  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • ¾ cup cooked black beans (or canned black beans, drained, rinsed)
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 3 fresh cilantro sprigs chopped


  1. Combine rice, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin in medium saucepan; mix well.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Place in serving bowl; garnish with cheese and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Baja Black Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 dish)
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 1068mg46%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Portion Fix Containers
½ Green
3 Yellow
½ Blue

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