May 6, 2015

Not Your Usual Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Black beans and rice is becoming a staple in our house since it's filling, easy, and relatively cheap. I decided it was time to try it with a twist to amp up the protein and flavor while making it healthier. And thus, this recipe was born.

Rather than just black beans with white rice, there is brown rice, quinoa, turkey, onions, and peppers with added spices. It's great for A's lunches, freezing for future dinners, or dinners for the week. This recipe can also easily be made in a slow cooker.
Not Your Usual Black Beans and Rice Recipe

by The Stay-at-Home Life
Keywords: saute boil slow-cooker entree gluten-free low-sodium nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian Turkey black beans rice quinoa fall spring summer winter
Ingredients (6 large portions)
  • 1 lb. dry black beans
  • 1 lb. 93/7 ground turkey (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dry brown rice
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup frozen green peppers
  • 1 cup frozen diced onions
  • 1 tbsp lemon herb seasoning of your choice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  1. Prepare black beans according to directions on bag, including boiling
  2. Mix onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon herb seasoning into turkey meat
  3. Brown turkey meat in skillet on the stove
  4. Prepare rice according to directions on package
  5. Prepare quinoa according to directions on package
  6. Heat green peppers and onions on stove or in microwave until hot
  7. Mix beans, turkey, rice, quinoa, peppers, and onions together in a large pan and heat until ready to eat
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  1. This sounds yummy and healthy! Do you serve it with any sides or just as is?

    1. I usually serve it as-is since it's got all the food groups in one dish. It's really filling as well.

  2. This is a great twist on a classic recipe. I would never have thought of adding quinoa.

  3. That sounds delicious. What a yummy and healthy recipe this is. I can not wait to try it :)

  4. This sounds delish!! great for lunch too!

  5. Looks delicious--thanks for sharing!

  6. This sounds awesome! I love everything you have in this recipe. I will definitely have to try it!

  7. Yum this looks super yummy and healthy I know my kiddos would love this!

  8. We all love black beans; or all beans for that matter :-)

  9. Looks like a healthy twist on it.

  10. yummy! I love me some black beans...I got to try this!

  11. Wow... this looks so good! A great way to turn an ordinary dish into an extraordinary one!

  12. We love rice and black beans.. I will try this with veggies instead of the meat :)

  13. Great recipe. Thanks for posting it.

  14. That looks easy and delicious. I'd put it in tortillas with some cheese.

  15. Sounds delicious. I haven't made red beans and rice before. But I should make it.

  16. This sounds like a great meal option. Thank you for sharing this idea.

  17. Huge fan of red beans and rice. you can do so much with it. I will have to try out your recipe soon.

  18. Elizabeth O.5/08/2015 4:10 AM

    That looks delicious and healthy. We are rice eaters and I'd like to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Beans are so good for you too! Home Matters Linky Party #54

  20. I love it when a recipe gets vamped up and this one looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty


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