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Rice and beans in a yellow bowl topped with cheese
Mom's 20-Minute Red Beans and Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This super easy rice and beans is ready in only 20 minutes and can easily be adapted with your favorite toppings!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Red Beans and Rice, Rice And Beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or can substitute with ground turkey or chicken -- *SEE NOTE for a vegetarian option!
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 4.5 ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can pink beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For serving: cooked rice; shredded cheddar cheese; sliced green onions; sour cream; hot sauce
  1. In a large skillet, brown meat with onion and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve with rice. Top with cheese, sour cream, green onions, and/or hot sauce.
Recipe Notes

*For a vegetarian option, replace the meat with an additional can of beans.

Nutrition Facts
Mom's 20-Minute Red Beans and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 630IU13%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.