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Protein Packed Rice & Beans

Protein Packed Rice & Beans

What does every athlete need in a meal...Protein and Carbs!  Well we got an easy recipe packed with both.  Can't go wrong with this recipe.


Rice & Beans 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time:  50 minutes

Ingredients for Rice:

  • 2 Tablespoon oil of your choice (coconut, grapeseed, safflower, etc)
  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 diced White Onion
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth

Ingredients for Beans:

  • 1 Tablespoon oil of your choice (coconut, grapeseed, safflower, etc)
  • 1 diced White Onion
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Oregano
  • 6 chopped Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 rinsed & drained 15oz can Kidney Beans
  • 1 rinsed & drained 15oz can Black Beans
  • 1/2 bunch minced Cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoon Hemp Seed (Optional - great to boost protein, magnesium & zinc)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (additional to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper (additional to taste)
  • 1 bunch chopped Scallions (green part only)
  • 1 firm Avacado
  • Corn and/or Flour Tortillas for serving

Instructions to make rice:

  1. Prepare ingredients as indicated (for both rice and beans)
  2. Heat saute pan, add oil, add rice and stir for about 3 minutes
  3. Add onions and cook, stirring for additional 3 minutes
  4. Add broth and reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer until broth is absorbed and rice is fully cooked.  About 25 minutes.
  5. Start on beans

Instructions to make beans:


  1. Heat 3 quart sauce pan, add oil.
  2. Add onions and cook for about 6 minutes
  3. Add garlic and oregano and cook for 1 minute
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add tomatoes, broth, beans, cilantro, & hemp seed
  5. Simmer beans until liquid is reduced by half about 30 minutes
  6. Add salt, pepper, and scallions.  Mix and remove from heat.
  7. Combine rice into bean mixture.
  8. Top with avocado wedges
  9. Serve with warm tortillas for scooping.  

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