Lime Rice and Beans

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Our tantalizing Lime Rice and Beans dish is the perfect pick-me-up between meals!

Beans and rice are a staple in kitchens the world over. They’re cheap, easy to make, and contain essential protein and nutrients. Our Lime Rice and Beans recipe adds a little intrigue to standard rice and beans. Lime provides a nice zing of flavor, while spices and hot sauce give your tastebuds a kick.

Best of all, this dish is done in just 10 minutes! These beans and rice would make a great snack between meals, a side accompaniment to a dish like chicken skewers, or even as a complete vegetarian meal!

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Lime Rice and Beans

With enticing flavors, this dish is a great choice for a hearty side dish or main course.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup instant brown rice uncooked
  • 15 ounces kidney beans can, rinsed and drained
  • dash kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup lime juice more to taste
  • tabasco or other style hot sauce, to taste


  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Simmer beans on stovetop with salt, pepper, garlic, spices, and lime juice until warm.
  • Pour over rice.
  • Add more lime juice if desired, and a few dashes of hot sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 378mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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