Brown Rice and Black Bean Power Meal


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Jessica Roeckel
Brown Rice and Black Bean Power Meal
Budget-friendly recipe

This is a true power meal! Brown rice and black beans are the perfect combination to give you the protein and fiber you need to feel great.

What You'll Need

  • Measuring cup
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Large pot with lid
  • Small pot
  • Medium skillet
  • large mixing bowl


  1. Bring 2 ¼ cups water in a large pot and simmer. Add rice. Cover tightly. Turn heat to low and cook for 45 minutes. Remove the lid and stir once to make sure there is no liquid at the bottom of the pan.
  2. While rice is cooking, chop onion and sauté with garlic in olive oil in a medium skillet.
  3. Cook the sweet potato by cutting it into small, even-sized chunks and boiling in water in small pot for 5-7 minutes. Make sure all pieces of sweet potato are covered with water.
  4. Once soft enough to poke with a knife, remove sweet potato from heat. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
16.2 g
Saturated fat:
2.4 g
48 g
9.2 g
9.7 g
180 mg
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