Gluten Free,  Plant-Based

One Pot Brown Rice & Beans

Easy, filling, and a warm meal with few ingredients! For me rice is a meal, not a side dish, I mean I can have just white plain rice with a green salad and be happy! But this time I spiced things up and used brown rice, with some beans for more nutrients!


  • 1 cup brown rice 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced2 tomatoes, small dice1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 black pepper
  • 1/2 cumin powder salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup black beans chopped scallion, optional
  • lemon wedges, optional


  1. Rinse the rice under cold water.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 to 3 minutes until golden.
  3. Add the garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Stir to combine, then add the rice with water and increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Decrease to low heat, add the cooked beans and let the rice cook. Simmer for 20 minutes until tender.
  5. Serve the rice with lemon wedges and chopped scallion.

Making this recipe? I would love to see it!

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