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Black beans and rice are perfect for a side dish or a meal

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Black beans and rice are wonderful anytime. If you’re looking for a great side dish for tacos, burritos, or almost any other dish, here’s a recipe you will love. It’s easy, delicious, and healthy – what more can you ask? In fact, beans and rice could be the meal itself. It’s easy to make and is satisfying enough to sate your hunger.

Use your choice of rice as the basis for this recipe, or use a combination of two types together. Whatever type is your favorite will work. Although all types of rice contain some essential nutrients, brown rice is clearly the favorite for those who are looking to increase fiber.

Black beans are nature’s nearly perfect food. High in fiber, protein, and many essential nutrients, beans have been a part of the human diet for centuries. So put beans and rice together and you have a healthy and perfect meal!

Beans and Rice Recipe

Ingredients for Beans and Rice:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 ½ cups frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup cheese, grated
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)

Directions for making Beans and Rice:

Cook the rice according to the package directions. To 4 cups of the cooked rice, add in the corn and stir. Let it set for 5 minutes. Put the rice and corn in a casserole dish, top with the black beans, then evenly layer the salsa over the beans, then evenly distribute the cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro prior to serving.

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