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3 Flavorful Bean and Rice Dinners

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Have you heard the term Meatless Mondays? It became a popular term to promote one vegetarian meal a week for a healthier diet. Regardless of the day, beans are a great substitute for meat and are full of protein and fiber. I always have canned beans in my pantry, including black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, etc. I love preparing them in a variety of ways from entrées to salads. Today I am sharing three dinner recipes that can be made in 20 minutes.

Crispy Black Bean and Rice Burritos

These black bean and rice burritos look delicious. As with most food, when prepared at home it is so much healthier.

Black Bean Burritos

via Gimme Delicious Food

Red Beans and Rice (Ham Optional)

By adding beans to peppers, onions, celery and spices, you have a quick topping for rice. If you prefer, you can add ham to this dish. I like to make a big batch and freeze in individual containers, with the rice, for lunches.

Red Beans and Rice with Ham

via OMG Lifestyle Blog

Red beans and rice (with ham)

One Pot Cilantro Lime Rice (with Black Beans)

You either love cilantro or hate it. If you love it, give this Cilantro Lime Rice a try. To me, cilantro and lime go hand in hand.

Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans

via Carlsbad Cravings

If you love beans, you will also love my Favorite Texas Caviar Recipe.  

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  • Reply Rena McDaniel January 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love a good bean and rice recipe. The one with ham is my favorite I think. I can’t wait to try it out.

  • Reply Andrea Bates January 25, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Oh, those burritos look amazing. And now I’m starving. January is a no beans or rice month for me, but I’ll be saving these!

  • Reply 1010ParkPlace January 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I have a black beans and rice recipe with sofrito from the Caribbean that makes me salivate just thinking about it. You’ve hit my soft spot here with these. xoxo, Brenda

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