Cuban Black Beans and Rice


Cuban black beans and rice is a hearty meal that is packed with protein and fiber. The finished dish is bursting with flavor thanks to cumin, oregano, cilantro, and garlic.

Cuban black beans and rice served up in white bowl and garnished with cilantro and radish.
Photo: Kan Kanbayashi
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 15.5-ounce cans black beans, rinsed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 4 radishes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Stir in the cumin and cook for 1 minute.

  5. Add the beans, oregano, and 1 cup water. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.

  6. Add the vinegar. Smash some of the beans with the back of a fork to thicken. Serve over the rice. Top with the radishes and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
5g Fat
71g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1077mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Protein 14g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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