Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Broccoli & Black Bean Rice

The past few weeks I've been itching for something new for lunch.  First, I tried out a yummy roasted veggie spread.  Last week, I tried a delicious black bean and broccoli rice.

This was a perfect lunch topped with a little cheese.  Because, hey - when you're eating whole grains, vitamin-packed green veggies, a delicious black legumes, a little protein and lactose is good for me.  It's got calcium, right?

I also greatly enjoyed it tucked inside a nice whole wheat tortilla.

If you're looking for a change up -- a little spring cleaning of your lunches -- I invite you to give this dish a try. I modified the recipe to use Minute Brown Rice, and therefore the whole recipe went together in less than 10 minutes.

Broccoli and Black Bean Rice - Adapted from Beloved Green

2 C chicken broth
1 C brown rice {I used minute}
1/8 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 C black beans
1 (16oz) bag of frozen broccoli

Begin by cooking the brown rice in the chicken stock.  Add in the thyme and a dash of pepper, if you wish.

Meanwhile, steam the frozen broccoli until tender.  (If you use regular rice and have a rice cooker with a steamer, steam the broccoli while the rice is cooking!)

Stir the broccoli and black beans together.

When the rice is done, stir this in with the broccoli and beans; sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Mix well.

Serve warm; or chill and serve chilled later.



Linked to: What's on Your Plate? Ingredient Spotlight, Your Recipe, My Kitchen.


  1. Mmm yummy! Healthy, easy and delicious, sounds like an ideal lunch to me!

  2. That would be so good in a tortilla, maybe with some roasted red peppers on it too!

  3. Oh, I think my son would enjoy this recipe! I will have to bookmark it and try it for him.

  4. That's actually already one of my favorite meals! I love having broccoli and black beans with brown rice. I usually even spritz some lemon juice over the rice and it gives it a nice, tangy flavor. =] Simply, but yummy! Never thought to try it in a tortilla though!

  5. I like the addition of the wheat tortilla shell.

  6. What a creative idea for lunch! I'm always looking for ways to spice up my brown bag, so thanks for posting this!

  7. I love the thought of this on a tortilla. It love broccoli and beans, this is a keeper, thanks!

  8. What a wonderful meatless meal. Thanks for faithfully linking up each week. I really appreciate the support.

  9. So simple, but so good! With a new baby I need all the quick and healthy recipes I can get! Thanks!

  10. Does c mean cup or can? Do you drain the beans?

    1. Yes, rinse and drain the beans, and then add 1 cup (C) to the mixture.


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