Black Beans with Bell Peppers & Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
My meat and potatoes husband goes for this cheesy, hearty black beans and rice recipe, and the kids gobble it up. For extra kick, add a splash of hot sauce. —Stephanie Lambert, Moseley, Virgina
Black Beans with Bell Peppers & Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 each medium sweet yellow, orange and red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers, onion and garlic; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Add beans, rice, cumin and oregano; heat through.
  2. Stir in 1 cup cheese; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 347 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 477mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 fat.