Hearty Beans and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


5 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
Filling, fast-fixing and fabulous flavor make this hefty dish sure to become a family favorite. —Barbara Musgrove, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Hearty Beans and Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1-1/3 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 376 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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