Are you a big fan of black beans and rice? We are! This black beans rice slow cooker recipe modifies the black beans and rice recipe. I added tomatoes to it and altered the seasoning. While it is not spicy, it still is delicious. And if you never had rice and tomato sauce, you are missing out! This recipe is so good. We ate it for dinner and lunch the next day.
- Where did black beans and rice originate?
- Italian Black Beans and Rice Ingredients:
- Italian Black Beans and Rice Instructions:
- Things to add to this Black Beans Rice Slow Cooker Recipe.
- Things you need to make this Black Beans Rice Slow Cooker Recipe.
- Italian Black Beans and Rice Slow Cooker Recipe Card
Where did black beans and rice originate?
While researching this recipe, I discovered black beans and rice originated in Africa. It has been around since 2500 B.C. Wow! You can read more about this robust history here.
Italian Black Beans and Rice Ingredients:
3 cloves of Garlic minced
⅛ teaspoon of Red pepper flakes
4 cups of bone broth (or chicken broth)
1 ½ cups of uncooked Brown rice
1 Onion chopped
One large can (32 oz) of Diced Tomatoes
1 tablespoon Basil
One tablespoon Parsley
1 teaspoon Oregano
2 cans (15 oz) of Black beans
Italian Black Beans and Rice Instructions:
1. Place the garlic and red pepper flakes in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the black beans and mix well.
2. Cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or until the rice is done.
3. Add the black beans and cook for another ½ hour.
4. Serve with grated parmesan or romano cheese. Eat warm. Enjoy!
Things to add to this Black Beans Rice Slow Cooker Recipe.
There are a few modifications you can make if you want.
- Spicy - Add 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the dish.
- White rice - If you don't like brown rice, you can replace it with white rice.
- Bell Peppers (Red or Green) - add 1 cup of chopped bell peppers.
Everyone received this recipe. And the best part is that I only had to add the ingredients to the pot, and hours later, it was finished. Visit my other Rice and Bean recipe.
Things you need to make this Black Beans Rice Slow Cooker Recipe.
There are a few things you need will need to make this recipe. A slow cooker will be needed to make this recipe.
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