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Our Favorite Beans and Rice Recipe

y familiy LOVES this easy beans and rice recipe. Use your favorite Cuban or Mexican or Spanish staples, and it works with canned pinto or black beans too! : : DontWasteTheCrumbs.com

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5 from 4 reviews


  • 1 batch of our favorite spicy citrus black beans
  • 46 cups cooked rice (I make Instant Pot brown rice)
  • Toppings as Desired (I usually prepare about 1 cup of each)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced black olives
  • Finely diced onion
  • Finely diced bell peppers
  • Homemade restaurant-style salsa
  • Salsa verde
  • Corn
  • Diced avocado
  • Quartered cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Prepare the beans and rice.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the toppings.
  3. Serve beans and rice on a plate or bowl and let the family top as desired.