Baja Black Beans and Rice

Here’s a fun nutritional trick, especially for vegetarians. If you eat rice and beans together (or eat them within a few hours of each other), they count as a complete protein. This dish combines both!

Baja Black Beans and Rice
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Baja Black Beans and Rice

This recipe combines rice and beans to create a complete vegetarian protein.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Baja Black Beans and Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 385 kcal
Author Openfit


  • ¾ cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
  • ¾ cup canned (or cooked) black beans drained, rinsed
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. ground chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
  • 3 sprigs fresh cilantro chopped


  1. Combine rice, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin in medium saucepan; mix well.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently, over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Place in serving bowl; garnish with cheese and cilantro.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Baja Black Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 1068mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.