Easy Spanish Rice with Beans Recipe

Today I am sharing a super easy Spanish Rice with Beans recipe that we love and make again and again. The boys love this recipe and they even help me throwing all of the ingredients in the skillet. This is also one of those one pot recipes so clean-up is super easy.

You can eat the rice on its own or wrap it up in a tortilla to make delicious dinner wraps. So yummy! I also love that beans are good for you. Beans contain a lot of soluble fiber, protein, carbohydrates, folate and iron.

Easy Spanish Rice with Beans Recipe

Easy Spanish Rice with Beans Recipe

Easy Spanish Rice with Beans Recipe


Spanish Rice with Beans

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of dry rice
  • 3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 an onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups of chicken/veggie broth
  • 1/2 a bottle of salsa (1 cup)
  • 1 cans of beans, drained + rinsed (black/kidney/medley - use your favourite beans)
  • Fresh Cilantro (chopped, about 1/2 cup)
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper


1) Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
2) Add in the onion and saute until soft (about 1-2 min).
3) Add in the rice, mix with the onion and cook for about 5 minutes or until the rice gets a golden color.
4) Add in the garlic and saute for one more minute.
5) Pour in the broth and salsa on the rice (try to not add it directly onto the hot pan), add the beans, salt and pepper and stir it up. Bring to a boil.
6) Turn the heat to low and cover, rice should simmer for about 25 minutes.
7) Mix well, add fresh cilantro and serve.

You can also wrap it up in a tortilla and add some grated cheese, low fat yogurt and lettuce for a delicious veggie taco/burrito.


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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!