How The World Does Beans and Rice…In 24 Recipes

Beans and rice do the impossible.

Together, they’re a complete protein. And super cheap. Beans, in fact, are the least expensive protein source around. Plus, they’re high in fiber, low in fat, but still wonderfully filling.

Yes, the perfect meal. No wonder so many cultures get into the act. Here are some favorite interpretations of R&B from around the world.

Caribbean-Inspired Beans and Rice

Bahamian Style Peas and Rice

How the World Does Beans and Rice - Bahamian Style Peas and Rice

Photo by naples34102

Quick Black Beans and Rice

The World Does Rice and Beans - Quick Black Beans and Rice

Photo by abapplez

Black Beans and Rice

The World Does Rice and Beans - Black Beans and Rice
Image Credit: Allrecipes

Cuban Black Beans and Rice


Classic Jamaican Rice and Peas


Garlic Tostones with Rice and Beans


 

Louisiana-Inspired Beans and Rice

Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

The World Does Rice and Beans - Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice

Photo by abapplez

 

Portugal and Brazil-Inspired Beans and Rice

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

The World Does Beans and Rice - Feijoada Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Photo by mis7up

Brazilian Rice and Beans


Bean Soup with Rice


 

Middle East and Persia-Inspired Beans and Rice

Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Middle Eastern Rice with The World Does Rice and Beans - Black Beans and Chickpeas

Photo by Jules

Persian Sabzi Polo (Herb Rice with Fava Beans)

The World Does Beans and Rice - Persian Sabzi Polo

Photo by cheesemite

 

Africa-Inspired Beans and Rice

Spicy African Yam Soup

The World Does Rice and Beans - Spicy African Yam Soup

Photo by mommymeggy

African Rice and Beans(Waakye)


Slow Cooker Soup with Peanut Butter, Chiles, Brown Rice, and Lentils


Githeri


 

India-Inspired Beans and Rice

Dal Makhani 

The World Does Beans and Rice - al Makhani (Indian Lentils)

Photo by tox.

Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

The World Does Beans and Rice - Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

 

Southwest-Inspired Beans and Rice

Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice

The World Does Rice and Beans - Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice

Photo by CookinBug

Slow Cooker Southwestern 2 Bean Chicken


 

Italy-Inspired Beans and Rice

Green Risotto with Fava Beans

The World Does Beans and Rice - Green Risotto with Fava Beans

Photo by Rachel

Risotto with Butternut Squash and White Beans

The World Does Rice and Beans - _Risotto with Butternut Squash and White Beans

Photo by Lissa

 

Mexico-Inspired Beans and Rice

Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

The World Does Rice and Beans - Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

Photo by Sherri

Mexican Rice and Beans


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