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red beans and rice

Rice and Beans

Earth Blokes
This rice and beans recipe is the perfect plant based protein meal that tastes delicious! Filling, satisfying, and SO easy to make, pair it with curries, stews, and more.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 246 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste optional
  • 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 400 gram cans red kidney beans


  • In a pan, add the olive oil and place it over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and garlic. Once tender, add the rice and spices and cook for 3 minutes, until rice is heated. Add the tomato paste and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. 
  • Add the drained beans and cook for a further 3 minutes.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 447mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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