Black Bean Rice

Happy Friday everyone! If you’ve been following my blog for a little while I’m sure you’ll know that I am a massive foodie and absolutely love cooking and sharing new recipes with you all! As a university student I have quite a few go-to recipes for when I need to whip up a quick meal in between lectures or before sports training so this recipe is a super quick, but delicious recipe for when you’re in a rush; Black Bean Rice.


I actually got this recipe from one of Jamie Oliver’s books where it’s used as a side, but I often just eat this as a main meal or a lunch by itself! I’m pretty sure this is a totally vegan (I’m not a vegan so don’t quote me on it!) and definitely a vegetarian recipe so hopefully it’s something that a lot of you might be able to give it a go!


 2 spring onions

 1 cinnamon stick

100 grams long-grain rice

300 ml vegetable stock

1/2 tin of black beans


 Put a saucepan with a lid on a medium heat.

Add a good bit of olive oil and salt and pepper to the pan.

Finely slice the spring onions and put them into the saucepan with the cinnamon stick.

Stir and allow to soften for a minute or two, then add the rice and vegetable stock.

Drain and rinse the beans, then add to the pan.

Stir gently.

Bring to the boil, then reduce to a medium heat. Pop the lid on and leave for 12 minutes.


I normally serve the rice with a bit of sweet chilli sauce or if I’m particularly hungry I’ll steam some salmon and serve that on the rice instead (again, probably with sweet chilli sauce as well – it’s an addiction).


Hopefully you enjoyed having a read through this little recipe and maybe I’ve inspired you to give it a go next time you need something quick and easy to make! As always, thanks for reading and let me know in the comments what you thought of the recipe or what your go-to recipe is when you need something quick and delicious.

Female Original


  1. Emily
    February 16, 2018

    Nice and healthy and home made, just brought something similar is Waitrose! Will need to try your receipt and save some pennies.


    1. femaleoriginal
      February 16, 2018

      It’s such a staple while I’m at university! Let me know if you do decide to give it a go 🙂 xx

  2. Sebastian
    February 17, 2018

    I’ve just created pinterest board for recipes and this will be first one. It’s exactly what I need quite often – vegetarian and quick. And I hope this one is good – I’m going to find out soon 🙂

    1. femaleoriginal
      February 17, 2018

      Hopefully you’ll enjoy it! Jamie Oliver’s recipes are normally a pretty safe bet haha. Xx


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