Cilantro Lime Rice and Beans

Easy side dish with only a few, budget friendly ingredients. Perfect pair for tacos, enchiladas, eggs, margaritas, anything!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 14
Author Meme


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 15 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 TBSP lime juice from 1 lime


  • Bring water to a boil and add rice. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 30-45 minutes until rice is tender but not mushy
  • Drain immediately and toss with oil, salt and garlic
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes. Then stir in black beans, cilantro and lime juice. Enjoy!


*Recipe makes 7 cups
*Can use avocado oil in place of olive oil if desired
*If you want to use pre-cooked rice, you'll need 4 cups cooked rice. Skip the first step where you boil the water and cook the rice.