Black Bean Rice

Black Bean Rice is one of my all time favourite rice dishes. It was a bit of a staple of mine back when I was a student as it went with everything. 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! It’s a really great vegetarian recipe so hopefully it’s something that a lot of you might be able to give a go.

Black bean rice in a pan on a hob.


 2 spring onions

 1 cinnamon stick

100 grams long-grain rice

300 ml vegetable stock

1/2 tin of black beans

Black bean rice in a pan on a hob.


 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.

Black bean rice in a pan on a hob.

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.

Black bean rice.

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.

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  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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