Black Beans and Rice – Naturally Gluten Free

This is a great side dish that’s naturally gluten free!  It’s simple and the hubby loves this one!


  • 1 can Black Beans undrained
  • 1 can tomatoes (I like petite diced)
  • 1 cup or so rice
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Sweat onions and garlic in a sauce pan with the olive oil on low to medium low.  Once translucent, add the black beans, tomatoes  and oregano. Cook for 7-10 minutes to get everything hot and the flavors extracted.  If you are using instant rice add this in the last few minutes for the time allotted on the instructions for it.  I prefer to use freshly made rice in a rice cooker or leftover rice I have in the fridge.  I just add it at the last minute to warm up and soak up some of the sauce.  Add salt to taste at the end and you’re done!

TIP: Add in cooked chicken at the last minute to make a complete meal or your meat of choice!