Cilantro Lime Rice And Beans

I despise meal planning. It seems to take me forever. I sit at the kitchen table each week and can’t come up with a single meal. It’s not the entrée portion of the meal I struggle with, it’s the sides. I can only take so much broccoli and potatoes.

But this Cilantro Lime Rice is my new favourite side dish. It takes no time at all, and is a super healthy option.



Cilantro Lime Rice and Beans

It doesn’t get anymore basic or delicious as rice and beans. And thanks to Minute® Ready to Serve Rice it’s a super quick side dish.


cilantro-lime-riceYou only need Brown Rice Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, cilantro, lime, and salt.

easy-mexican-side-dishAdd the zest from 1 lime, add lime juice from 1 lime, salt, and as much cilantro as you can handle.


CIlantro Lime Rice

Prep time: 4 mins
Cook time: 1 min
Total time: 5 mins
Serves: 4
  • Brown Rice Minute® Ready to Serve Rice
  • 1 Lime
  • Cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Cook both cups of rice in microwave for 1.5 minutes.
  2. Add cooked rice to large bowl. Add the zest and juice of 1 lime, handful of chopped cilantro and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir to combine. Serve hot.



best-beans-recipeFor the beans you need two cans black beans, bacon, garlic, chili powder, cumin, allspice, sugar, and salt.

simple-side-dishAdd 2 pieces of bacon to a heavy bottom pot. Cook on medium for about 5 minutes.

beans-recipeAdd the rest of the ingredients. Simmer pot for 30 minutes.

Bacon Black Beans Recipe


  • 2 cans black beans, 1 drained and 1 undrained
  • bacon
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

Cooking Directions:

1. Cut up 2 pieces of bacon and add to a heavy bottom pot. Cook on medium for 5 minutes.

2. To the same pot add beans, chili powder, cumin, allspice, garlic, salt, and sugar. Stir to combine and let simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot.


Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

2 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Rice And Beans

  1. My brain goes blank every week when I try to meal plan too:) Both these recipes sound easy and delicious! I will definitely be trying them. LOVE cilantro and black beans. Thanks!

    • Thanks Krista, I know I’m so bad at coming up with new recipes. Then when I do we eat it everyday for like a week.I need to figure out a better system, lol.

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