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Black Beans Rice, Mexican rice, spanish rice, red rice, arroz rojo, restaurant style Mexican Rice #blackbeans #rice #stovetop #instantpot #burritobowl #ricebowl


Black Beans Rice is spicy and incredibly delicious, nutty flavored Mexican rice recipe that is a frequent dish at our dinner table.. This rice recipe is vegan and gluten free.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Spanish
Keyword Arroz Rojo, Burritos, Enchiladas, Lunch and Dinner recipe ideas, Meat Side dish, Mexican food, Mexican Recipe, Quick Recipes, Red Rice, Rice Dish, Vegan recipe, Vegetarian Side Dish
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Kushi


  • 1 cup Black beans (canned or dried)
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 3 to 5 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne powder or Red chile powder (vary per your taste) (optional)
  • 3 tablespoon Hot sauce, adjust to taste
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup Cilantro or Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil or Vegetable oil (Non-vegans can use butter)
  • Salt, to taste


Step I

  • Soak the black beans in water for 3 hours adding little baking soda and drain them. Adding soda makes it cook faster.
  • Cook the black beans in pan or pressure cooker for one whistle. Add salt while cooking.
  • If you are using canned beans ignore the step I.

Step II

  • In a pan on medium to low flame, add butter or oil. Add one cup of rice and saute till it develops some color and get nutty aroma. . I have used jasmine rice.
  • Now add 1 ½ cup of water, salt. Bring it to boil, cover and simmer it for 10 to 12 minutes or until rice is cooked.

Step III

  • In another pan, drizzle oil. Add the bay leaf, cumin seeds, onion and garlic cloves and saute till onion becomes translucent.
  • Now add the tomatoes, cayenne powder and saute till tomato becomes soft.
  • Next add the hot sauce, salt to taste, jalapeno and mix well.
  • Finally add in the cooked rice, black beans and cilantro and mix till everything is combined.
  • Black Beans Rice is now ready. Serve and enjoy.


  • Always taste the sauce and use it as desired. 
  • Vary the spiciness as desired. We love spicy version. Adjust to your family's liking. 
  • If you using canned beans buy low sodium one. wash and drain before you use.
  • Water to rice ratio may vary depending on the rice used.