Savory Slow Cooker Beans with Rice
Savory Slow Cooker Beans with Rice

Let this savory bean dish cook all day and have dinner ready when you get home from work. If you want to skip the first step, you can soak dry beans overnight in a large pot of water. These slow cooker beans get great flavor from celery, garlic, and diced green chiles. Served with brown rice, they make a complete vegetarian meal. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired, or top with sliced avocado or a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt.

Savory Slow Cooker Beans and Rice
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Savory Slow Cooker Beans and Rice

Let these flavorful slow cooker beans and rice cook all day and have a vegetarian dinner ready when you get home from work.

Course Main Course
Cuisine North African
Keyword beans and rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 11 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings, about 1 cup of beans each
Calories 279 kcal
Author Openfit


  • cups dry red beans or dry red kidney beans rinsed
  • Water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chiles undrained
  • hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) to taste; optional
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice warm


  1. Place beans in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans by two inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; gently boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for one hour.
  2. Place beans, onion, celery, garlic, basil, bay leaf, broth, water, and tomatoes in 4-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low heat for 9 to 10 hours (or on high heat for 4 to 5 hours), or until beans are tender.
  3. Remove bay leaf. Add chiles and hot sauce (if desired); cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Place ½ cup rice in each of six serving bowls. Top evenly with bean mixture.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Savory Slow Cooker Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.