We all know that rice and beans are a staple in a lot of vegan diets. But, what many people don’t know is that rice and beans can create some pretty stunning and yummy dishes that everyone around the table will want to eat. If you are looking for some bean and rice recipes, here are 7 that are so good to make that they may just become your Monday to Sunday go-to recipes!
1. Cuban Black Beans And Rice With Rice And Plantains
This vegan bean and rice recipe has yummy spices like allspice and cumin, heated up with some jalapeno, and is complemented with plantains, which are closely related to a banana but harder and not as sweet so they are perfect to use in cooking. Plantains are not only delicious, but they will add fiber, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins B-6, A, and C to your meal.
I actually ordered liquid smoke just to make this recipe. I already had the chipotle pepper in adobo sauce! This is one of those comfort bean and rice dishes that you will want to make over and over again – especially when you have some good crusty bread nearby.
3. Spicy Black Bean Soup
It’s like an enchilada… but as a soup. All the things we love in Mexican food can be found here. Beans, rice, corn, and all the extras that make it something we could order (I mean make) every single day.
4. Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
This is the easy bean and rice recipe that you can start in the morning and eat in the evening. This is to be made when you are busy or lazy or just know you are going to not want to cook later on in the day. Just dump it all in the slow cooker and let it do its thing for 3-5 hours.
5. Kidney Bean Coconut Curry
This isn’t the most complicated Indian dish, but the spices that go into here are all you need for the flavor and comfort that a curry dish brings. You can put this kidney bean coconut curry over rice or just serve it along with rice. As the author of this recipe says, the kidney bean curry is traditionally serviced with steamed white rice. I would put half rice and have of this bean curry in a bowl and take a little from each with every bite.
6. Cheesy Rice And Bean Casserole
Sometimes you just want some cheesy beans and rice in a casserole dish. When that happens, this recipe is for you. She even links to a vegan cheese sauce that you can make to put on top of the casserole (or on nachos or quesadillas or scalloped potatoes or anything else requiring a vegan cheese sauce!). But if you don’t like her cheese sauce recipe you can find plenty of other ones online to substitute.
7. Vegan Rice And Bean Burritos
Last but not least is this vegan burrito recipe. The biggest advice I have for making a vegan rice and bean burrito is to buy the largest wraps you can find. They hold more and make it easier to roll up your burrito and keep everything in it!