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19 Best Beans and Rice Recipes - Healthy and Delicious

19 Best Beans and Rice Recipes - Healthy and Delicious
Beans and rice is a classic comfort food combo. It's hearty, flavorful, and satisfying — plus it's packed with nutrients. Whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or a meat lover, you can't go wrong with a dish of beans and rice. Our collection of the best beans and rice recipes includes something for everyone. We've got a healthy, vegan Mexican option and easy one pot dishes like Spanish Rice and Beans. We've got Cajun and New Orleans styles too. No matter which recipe you choose, you're sure to end up with a satisfying meal that's sure to please everyone!
Vegan Blueberry

Vegan Mexican Rice and Black Beans

Quick and Tasty Vegan Mexican Rice with the added protein of Black Beans.  An 'Instant' meal, made in your 'Instant Pot'!!
12
421
17
22 min
TOTAL TIME
753
CALORIES
$0.82
PER SERVING
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Vegan Mexican Rice and Black Beans
Connoisseurus Veg

One-Pot Spanish Rice & Beans

This zesty Spanish rice and beans cooks up in one-pot in under 30 minutes! Packed with flavor, spices, and studded with juicy green olives. Perfect for a weeknight main or a hearty side dish.
2
4,494
146
30 min
TOTAL TIME
396
CALORIES
$1.15
PER SERVING
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One-Pot Spanish Rice & Beans
Diethood

Louisiana Red Beans And Rice

Tender red beans and spicy Andouille sausage are cooked into a robust dish that's heavy on aromatics and authentic flavor.
249
590.4k
371.0
10 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
365
CALORIES
$1.63
PER SERVING
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Louisiana Red Beans And Rice
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New South Charm

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Easy Red Beans and Rice gives you all the flavor of the traditional version in just 30 minutes in one skillet.
12
1,044
21
30 min
TOTAL TIME
367
CALORIES
$0.94
PER SERVING
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Easy Red Beans and Rice
Loaves and Dishes

Popeyes Red Beans and Rice Revealed

Thick, Creamy, Smoky and Spicy! This Red Beans and Rice Recipe is the perfect recipe for hot Louisiana Style Cajun beans and fluffy white rice just the way that my favorite restaurant does it: Popeyes Red Beans and Rice Revealed!
1
253
5
3 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
245
CALORIES
$0.57
PER SERVING
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Popeyes Red Beans and Rice Revealed
Budget Bytes

Quickie Red Beans and Rice

When you don't have time to soak and boil dry beans, these Quickie Red Beans and Rice get you all the flavor in a fraction of the time.
45
1,534
236
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
631
CALORIES
$1.64
PER SERVING
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Quickie Red Beans and Rice
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Fiesta Beans and Rice Skillet

A flavorful, one-pot beans and rice dish with a Mexican flair. This quick and easy meal is perfect for busy weeknights, and it's packed with healthy ingredients and a boost of vegetables. Enjoy it on its own or as a delicious side dish!
3
35 min
TOTAL TIME
715
CALORIES
$1.11
PER SERVING
Fiesta Beans and Rice Skillet
Directions
7 STEPS
1
Wash hands with soap and water.
2
In a medium pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until softened.
3
Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute, until fragrant.
4
Add the Mexican stewed tomatoes and taco seasoning to the pot, and stir well.
5
Mix in the cooked brown rice and black beans, combining everything thoroughly.
6
Heat the mixture over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7
Remove from heat, and sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.
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Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures

Red Beans and Rice

Spicy Cajun flavors magically turn beans and rice into a BOMB bowl of *where have you been all my life* deliciousness!  This Red Beans and Rice dish is packed with yummy, wholesome veggies.  This nod to the traditional Louisiana recipe is a deliciously healthy version and simmered to perfection. You...
11,460
184
45 min
TOTAL TIME
491
CALORIES
$1.93
PER SERVING
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Red Beans and Rice
Cooktoria

Red Rice and Beans

This is THE ONLY Rice and Beans recipe you’ll ever need! Made with simple ingredients, this dish is filling and very tasty.
6
40,440
17
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
609
CALORIES
$1.03
PER SERVING
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Red Rice and Beans
Joy the Baker

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

Enjoy a classic Cajun favorite with this easy, smoky and flavorful New Orleans Red Beans and Rice recipe.
45,212
5,108
3 hr
TOTAL TIME
1211
CALORIES
$3.50
PER SERVING
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New Orleans Red Beans and Rice
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Food

Super Quick Beans and Rice

This delicious and easy-to-make beans and rice dish is ready in 15 minutes and is a hearty, satisfying meal for any night of the week.
2
2
1
671
CALORIES
$0.82
PER SERVING
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Super Quick Beans and Rice
Aimee Mars

Authentic Red Beans and Rice

Cozy up to an indulgent bowl of this hearty Authentic Red Beans and Rice full of flavor and rich in taste. Throughout the day your kitchen will emanate scents of this classic New Orleans style dish.
2
54
6 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
526
CALORIES
$2.67
PER SERVING
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Authentic Red Beans and Rice
Sweet and Savory Meals

Slow Cooker Rice and Beans

Slow Cooker Rice and Beans is the perfect side dish or vegetarian meal you can make in the slow cooker with just a few ingredients.
9
6,466
41
3 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME
370
CALORIES
$0.76
PER SERVING
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Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
Grandbaby Cakes

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

This BEST Red Beans and Rice Recipe is the Ultimate Cajun Favorite done right!  Insanely flavorful kidney beans with a hint of spice and meaty essence are served over white rice for the perfect Southern creole recipe.  Much better than Popeye's!
44
4,233
92
2 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
340
CALORIES
$1.27
PER SERVING
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Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Simple Green Moms

Mexican Rice and Beans

This Mexican Bean and Rice recipe is quick and simple to make.  It's tasty and nutritious and will give you leftovers to reheat for the week.
9
935
3
25 min
TOTAL TIME
589
CALORIES
$0.84
PER SERVING
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Mexican Rice and Beans
Mia Kouppa

Rice and beans

A spicy dish of red beans and rice
51
66
2 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
601
CALORIES
$0.70
PER SERVING
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Rice and beans
Mom's Dinner

Skillet Dirty Rice & Beans

Skillet Dirty Rice & Beans is a one pan dinner that is easy to make and full of Cajun flavors and spices. 
8
12,425
103
40 min
TOTAL TIME
736
CALORIES
$1.59
PER SERVING
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Skillet Dirty Rice & Beans
Bites of Wellness

Instant Pot Mexican Rice and Beans

Instant pot Mexican rice and beans is quick, easy and the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. This healthy meal is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and is great in tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, salads or over nachos.
14
30 min
TOTAL TIME
704
CALORIES
$0.98
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Mexican Rice and Beans
Taste of Home

Hearty Red Beans and Rice

I picked up this recipe while working for the Navy in New Orleans. It's a mouthwatering combination of meats, beans and seasonings. I take this dish to many potlucks and never fail to bring home an empty pot.— Kathy Jacques, Chesterfield, Michigan
5
40
4
2 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
330
CALORIES
$0.98
PER SERVING
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Hearty Red Beans and Rice
A Spicy Perspective

Easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe

This Louisiana Creole dish is bold, yet comforting, with perfectly cooked beans and smoky sausage. Learn How To Make Red Beans and Rice, like it's done in the south!
11
45
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
883
CALORIES
$1.53
PER SERVING
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Easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe
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