Quick Vegan Dinner: Oil-Free Rice & Beans Hack

Many people come into my groups and programs without any confidence in the kitchen or cooking abilities. And if that's you, I want to start you off right here. And that's also you, if you've ever been derailed from your whole food plant-based lifestyle by convenience foods or by complicated recipes with many steps and ingredients. Keeping it simple is the best way to get started and keep going. So, to that end, here is my favorite easy rice & beans we make on busy nights with simple ingredients.

4 ingredients, some spices and 1 step cooking...now that's easy!

Vegan Cooking Level: Beginner


2 cans black beans

1/2 cup salsa, or more

1 cup vegetable broth, or more

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika OR chili powder

1/2 tsp oregano

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

cooked rice, any kind you like or have

optional: half sweet potato, diced

optional: canned corn or corn on the cob

fixings: lettuces, tomatoes, onions, avocado

How to whip this up

Step 1: Pour both cans of beans, with their juices into a large saute pan. Add salsa, broth, spices and any optional corn or sweet potato and simmer for 15 minutes, until sweet potato is soft.

Step 2: Serve with prepared rice, corn on the cob and any fixings you have in the fridge!


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DISCLAIMER: Naomi Green is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy with a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell.   Her website, Goingveganforhealth.com and her Plant-Empowered Woman  programs are a service of Going Vegan For Health, LLC, owned by Naomi Green. The content and material on this website should not be considered medical advice nor medical treatment for any specific health conditions. Naomi Green is not a health care provider or clinical nutritionist. Consult your doctor before changing your diet and discuss any and all medications you are on including monitoring your health for positive changes that may affect the amount of medication you are taking.

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