TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 cup uncooked instant white or brown rice
  • 1 green onion, sliced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 197 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, combine the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, jalapeno and salt if desired. Bring to a boil over high heat; stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with onion. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Zippy Beans and Rice in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p9

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carrie carney User ID: 1551037 20797
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"It doesn't get any easier than this. We are trying to eat healthier and this is a great and filling side dish. Even my 6 and 4 year olds ate it as well as the hubby. I used instant brown rice and left out the jalepeno. Also drained a can of corn and added that instead since I didn't have frozen."

toddandfawn User ID: 4545205 75657
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This is an EXCELLENT side to any spanish dish! The whole family loves it, plus it is sooo easy to make!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 50136
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Cheap, easy, and doesn't taste too bad either! We had no green onions so didn't put any on top. Also quite healthy if you use brown rice.

~ Theresa"

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