Prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with fork.
Combine rice with black beans, 2 tbsp cilantro, lime juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and black pepper.
Garnish with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
For added flavor, top each serving with sliced avocado, pickled red onion and a dash of hot sauce.
For best results, make sure you get the correct water rice ratio.
Rice: The best option for this recipe is Mahatma® Fluffy Rice™ a signature long grain white rice ready in only 20 minutes. This is a quick and foolproof way for the perfect fluffy rice every time! Before preparing this dish, check out the best way to cook your Fluffy Rice™.
Black Beans: Native to the Americas, black beans are a household staple for many Latin American families. High in protein, these little black beans have a creamy texture and mild flavor, often taking on the flavor of the ingredients they are cooked with making them a great addition to almost any meal.
Cilantro: Love it or hate it, cilantro is a key ingredient in many Latin American dishes. The fresh and zesty herb pairs perfectly with the bold spices and flavors typically found in Latin American food.
If you’re loving Cuban cuisine and want to keep exploring Latin-American inspired dishes at home, try this Ropa Vieja recipe. Designated as one of Cuba’s national dishes, this vibrant and flavorful meal will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
Or using only pantry staples, create a tasty rice dish that your family will love! Arroz Congri uses black beans and white rice, with the addition of crispy bacon, vegetables and spices to deliver a full-flavored plate to your table.
Looking for something sweeter? Have a go at creating our Cuban-Style Natilla Custard with Jasmine Rice or Arroz con Leche, the perfect sweet treats to finish off a meal.
To make sure that you are ready to prepare any of these dishes or others, check out this guide to flavorful Latin American staples that you should have in your pantry and fridge at all times!