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Brown Rice and Black Bean Power Meal

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Photo attribution: Jessica Roeckel
Ready In: 1 hour
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian
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

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Sharp knife
Cutting board
Small pot
Medium skillet
large mixing bowl
Large pot (stockpot) with lid


Serves 4
14 ounces Black Beans no-added salt, drained and rinsed
1 Sweet Potato medium
1 cup Brown Rice uncooked
1/2 Onion roughly chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic
of Salt to taste
of Black Pepper to taste



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.


While rice is cooking, chop onion and sauté with garlic in olive oil in a medium skillet.


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.


Once soft enough to poke with a knife, remove sweet potato from heat. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.


Add salt & pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.50 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.2 g21%
Saturated Fat 2.4 g12%
Sodium 180 mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 48 g17%
Dietary Fiber 9.7 g35%
Protein 9.2 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

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