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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.

Slow Cooker Rice and Beans

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.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 311 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Arborio 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

Instructions

  1. Add rinsed and drained beans, rice, water, salsa, cumin, taco seasoning, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-5 hours.
  3. Check after 3 hours, stir and if needed add 1/4 cup of water more.
  4. Once ready, stir in lime zest.
  5. Top with homemade or store-bought Pico de Gallo and serve in bowls, topped with sour cream, avocado and extra Pico de Gallo.
  6. Or serve as a burrito filling!
  7. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Rice and Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 410mg18%
Potassium 630mg18%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 233IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.