Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
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Slow Cooker Rice and Beans is the perfect side dish or vegetarian meal you can make in the slow cooker with just a few ingredients.
Slow Cooker Rice and Beans recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vigo Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.
Slow Cooker Rice and Beans is one of the easiest and very budget friendly slow cooker meals you can make. This can be a great side dish or a full vegetarian meal as it is very hearty and filling. I like to use this Slow Cooker Rice and Beans mixture as a burrito filling. All you have to do is add more protein, sour cream, cheese, salsa and lots of guacamole. I also like to serve this Slow Cooker Rice and Beans in bowls, pilled up with delicious fixings like Pico de Gallo, sour cream and sliced avocado.
For this recipe I have used Vigo Arborio Rice Boil-In-Bag. The rice is perfectly portioned into servings and can be cooked in only 14-16 minutes if you decide to not go the slow cooker way. It is the perfect rice to serve as a side dish, in a salad or as a base of a one-dish meal. It is convenient and easy to use, without having to measure ingredients, as 1 bag is exactly 1/2 cup of rice. You can also try it with Vigo Yellow Rice.
If you are looking to boost the nutrients in this meal, you can make it with Farro Boil-In-Bag or another great option is Organic Quinoa Boil-In-Bag or Vigo Quinoa. Quinoa is a popular super food that it is easy to prepare and adds texture and crunchiness to many dishes. It is also very versatile and can be used in place of other grains in many recipes. Perfectly portioned servings cook in only 12-15 minutes, and are very convenient to use. Quinoa and beans is such a great combo if you are looking for a heathy side dish!
If you are looking for more easy and convenient meals, check this One Pan Italian Chicken! Vigo rice and chicken are cooked in the same pan, so you spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your meal!
Tips and Tricks to make the perfect Slow Cooker Rice and Beans Dish:
- I like to use black beans in this recipe, but you can substitute pinto beans as well.
- If you prefer your food on the spicier side, feel free to add some chili powder to this dish.
- I prefer to use chunky salsa in this recipe. It definitely has a better texture.
- You can also add chopped jalapeños for a spicier kick.
- A touch of lime zest will add freshness and great flavor to the dish.
- Serve in bowls topped with: sour cream, Pico de gallo and avocado.
- Serve as a burrito filling.
Vigo products are available at your local supermarket and other fine retailers or you can Shop Vigo’s online store. You should try this dish with Vigo Yellow Rice, Farro Boil-In-Bag, Organic Quinoa Boil-In-Bag, Arborio Rice Boil-In-Bag or Vigo Quinoa. You should also grab some delicious Vigo Italian Style Seasoned Bread Crumbs!
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Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
Easy Slow Cooker Rice and Beans is the perfect side dish or vegetarian meal you can make in the slow cooker with just a few ingredients.
- 1 or 2 14 oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 bags Vigo Arborio Rice Boil in Bag equals 1 cup of rice
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or water
- 1 cup chunky mild salsa
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder optional
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
Add rinsed and drained beans, rice, water, salsa, cumin, taco seasoning, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours.
Check after 3 hours, stir and if needed add 1/4 cup of water more.
Once ready, stir in lime zest.
Top with homemade or store-bought Pico de Gallo and serve in bowls, topped with sour cream, avocado and extra Pico de Gallo.
Or serve as a burrito filling!
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