Black Bean and Rice Soup Recipe – Perfect for a Healthy and Low Cost Family Meal
Black beans, rice, tomatoes and spices make this low cost black bean and rice soup a perfect dish for a delicious family meal.
This yummy soup only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, and with a family of 4 you should have some leftover for the next day!
The rice in this black bean soup stretches the soup a bit further and fills up those kids for hours. Serve a tossed salad with this soup and have a super-nourishing meal!
A healthy and delicious family meal of black bean and rice soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped fine
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 large carrot
- 1/2 cup rice
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 1 quart chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 (15 oz) cans black beans
- 1 (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 small lime
In a large skillet with a lid or soup pan, saute the onions in olive oil until soft.
Add the carrots to the pan and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic during the last 30 seconds. Sprinkle carrots with salt and pepper.
Add rice to the pan and cook for about 2 more minutes, stirring continuously.
Add chicken broth, cumin, salt, and 1 can of rinsed black beans to the pan.
Stir and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for about 14 minutes.
Lightly mash the other can of rinsed black beans and add to the pot along with the tomatoes.
Squeeze in lime juice; stir and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Saute the onions until almost soft, next add the carrots and sprinkle with a little salt & pepper. Cook for a few minutes before adding the garlic and rice to the pan. Add the rice and continue to cook, stirring the rice often.
Soup makes a nourishing and healthy meal and is easy to make at home. You can save money, calories and sodium by making your own homemade soups. This black bean and rice soup is so simple to prepare, even a beginner soup maker can accomplish this!
What’s to Love About Black Beans –
Black beans are so easy to prepare and super-delicious, but did you know they are good for your digestive system? Beans are filled with fiber that keeps your colon nice and healthy. Beans are also loaded with iron and protein. Fill your tacos with black beans and toss on your healthy salads!
Additions to your Black Bean and Rice Soup –
- Grated Cheese – Cheddar or Mexican Blend
- Sour Cream
- Crushed Tortilla Chips
- Saltine Crackers
- Hot Sauce
- Extra Black Beans
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