Gluten-Free Black Beans and Rice

2013 Jan 11 |  Written by:  | Tags: ,

No matter how tempting elaborate dishes are, time and difficulty of a recipe remain to be big factors for the home cook. So here’s a black beans and rice recipe that’s easy and takes less than an hour to make – ideal especially for vegetarians and those on a gluten-free diet. It’s delicious, with a spicy flavour that adults will surely love.

This gluten-free black beans and rice dish can be enjoyed as a main meal with salad or as a side dish. Looking for a nutritious snack? This recipe also fits that bill.

Black Beans and Rice Recipe

A recipe for gluten-free black beans and rice. Quick and easy to do, this dish is perfect as a weekday meal.

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes


  • 375 ml water
  • 100 g medium grain rice
  • 2 cans (400 g each) black or red kidney beans
  • 2 green chillis, seeded and chopped
  • Ground cumin, to taste
  • Chilli powder, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 60 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • A handful of black olives, pitted and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  3. Add rice and stir.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place beans, undrained, in a casserole.
  6. Sprinkle with chillis, cumin, chilli powder and salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Top with cheese, spring onions and olives.
  9. Bake for another 5-10 minutes.
  10. Serve the beans over cooked rice.
Black Beans and Rice Recipe
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