Life has been a whirlwind lately, leaving me reliant on leftovers to sustain my family. As a busy household of five, I’m always on the lookout for delicious and healthy recipes that can be made in bulk and taste just as good when reheated. Recently, I stumbled upon a gem: a mouthwatering 30-minute black beans and lime rice dish.
Let me tell you, it’s a game-changer! There’s something about the tangy zing of lime that elevates a simple meal into an extraordinary one. Join me in exploring this delightful recipe that’s perfect for dinnertime and yields delectable lunchtime leftovers!
This recipe encompasses all the elements of a fantastic meal. Black beans and lime rice are not only cost-effective but can be whipped up in just 20 minutes. The best part? You’ll have plenty of leftovers, and unlike many meals, this dish tastes even better the second, third, or fourth time around!
Let’s dive into the list of ingredients you’ll need:
- 2 (15.5 oz.) cans low-sodium organic black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2/3 cup organic corn
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- Juice of 2-3 limes
- Fresh cilantro
- Lime wedges
Now, let’s get cooking with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package or using your rice cooker.
Once the rice is fully cooked, squeeze in the juice of 2-3 limes and mix it in thoroughly.
In a large saucepan, combine the vegetable broth, water, diced onion, minced garlic, and seasonings. Simmer this flavorful mixture for approximately 8 minutes.
Add the black beans and corn to the saucepan. Continue simmering for an additional 15 minutes.
If needed, adjust the seasonings according to your taste preferences.
Assembling the Dish:
In individual serving bowls, add 1 cup of cooked rice. Using a slotted spoon, scoop about a cup of the bean mixture onto the rice and mix it in.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with extra lime wedges for an added burst of citrusy goodness.
Now, sit back, relax, and relish in the delightful flavors of this quick and easy black beans and lime rice dish. Not only will it satisfy your taste buds, but it will also provide you with an abundance of leftovers for days to come. Enjoy the convenience and scrumptiousness this recipe has to offer!