Baked Rice and Beans Recipe

Dive into the delectable world of hearty, home-cooked meals with our ultimate Baked Rice and Beans recipe. Packed with nutritional benefits, this dish is a rich source of protein and fiber, perfect for keeping you satisfied for longer. With a preparation time of just 40 minutes, this Baked Rice and Beans recipe is your go-to quick and easy meal. Bursting with flavors from a harmonious blend of herbs and spices, it’s a tasteful way to meet your daily nutritional needs. This recipe is not just about comfort food, it’s a wholesome experience that combines taste and health in each bite.

Recipe for Baked Rice and Beans

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4


  1. 1 cup long-grain white rice
  2. 2 cups vegetable broth
  3. 1 can (15 ounces) of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  4. 1 medium onion, diced
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 teaspoon cumin
  7. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  8. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large oven-safe pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing until they become translucent.
  3. Stir in the cumin and chili powder. Add the rice, stirring until it’s well-coated with the spices.
  4. Pour in the vegetable broth, followed by the kidney beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, cover the pan and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  7. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and return to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly about 5 minutes.
  8. Let the dish cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious, home-cooked Baked Rice and Beans!

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 380 kcal

Protein: 15g

Carbohydrates: 50g

Fat: 14g

Fiber: 7g

Sugar: 3g

Sodium: 480mg

Potassium: 350mg