Mexican Rice and Beans

Mexican Rice and Beans

This quick and easy recipe is a great side dish for Huevos Rancheros and Fajitas.

6 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 15 min

190 calories per serving 


1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1/2 onions, finelly chopped   100 g
1 clove garlic, finelly chopped    
1 green peppers, cut into dices   150 g
1 tsp ground cumin   3 g
1 tsp paprika   3 g
1 tsp dried oregano   1 g
1 cup basmati rice   200 g
1 tbsp tomato paste   15 mL
2 cups red beans (canned), or pinto , drained and rinsed   500 mL
2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium   500 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic then sauté, with occasional stirring, for 2-3 min. Add the cumin, paprika, and oregano then cook 1 min with stirring.
  2. Stir in the rice then cook 2 min, until the grains are completely coated in oil. Add the tomato paste broth and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to 'low', cover and simmer until the rice is cooked al dente, about 15-20 min. Adjust the seasoning.
  3. Remove from heat, keep covered, and let stand a 2-3 min. Fluff with a fork then serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (160g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




3 g

5 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %


0 mg


125 mg

5 %


34 g

11 %


5 g

19 %


1 g


6 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

25 %


4 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: 1 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¼ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Fibre, Folacin
Excellent source of :
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beans/Legumes | Rice/Grain | First courses/Appetizers | Side dishes | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Vegetarian | Mexican

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