Savory Slow Cooker Beans With Rice

Savory Slow Cooker Beans With Rice

Let this savory bean dish cook all day and have dinner ready when you get home from work.

If you want to skip the first step, you can soak dry beans overnight in a large pot of water.

These slow cooker beans get great flavor from celery, garlic, and diced green chiles.

Served with brown rice, they make a complete vegetarian meal. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired, or top with sliced avocado or a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt.

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Savory Slow Cooker Beans with Rice

Let these flavorful slow cooker beans cook all day and have a vegetarian dinner ready when you get home from work.
Course Main Course
Cuisine North African
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 11 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 11 hrs 15 mins
Servings 6 servings, about 1 cup of beans each
Calories 279 kcal
Author BODi


  • cups dry red beans (or dry red kidney beans) rinsed
  • Water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles, undrained
  • Hot sauce (like Tabasco) to taste; optional
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice warm


  1. Place beans in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by two inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; gently boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for one hour.
  2. Place beans, onion, celery, garlic, basil, bay leaf, broth, water, and tomatoes in 4-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low heat for 9 to 10 hours (or on high heat for 4 to 5 hours), or until beans are tender.
  3. Remove bay leaf. Add chiles and hot sauce (if desired); cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Place ½ cup rice in each of six serving bowls. Top evenly with bean mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Slow Cooker Beans with Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 281mg12%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
1 Green
2 Yellow

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