15 Minute Red Beans and Rice


Yesterday after work the little guy and I turned on the camera and made a super quick dinner that he actually liked! I was shocked!

The husband wasn’t home but I can tell you this wouldn’t be his favorite meal. He’s not an all in one pot type of guy, no matter what it is.

So I’m happy I now have a new one pot partner.

I’m running out of time to write this up but here are the ingredients…15 Minute Red Beans and Rice

  • 1-2 thick slices of sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • About 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 1 15oz can of kidney beans drained and rinsed

You can see all the details in the video but I basically:

  • sauté the veggies
  • add the tomatoes, spices, rice, beans
  • then eat!

Here’s the little guy going to town…

I still can’t believe it…

Shhhh don’t tell the husband but he eats better when it’s just the two of us.

15 Minute Red Beans and Rice - bite15 Minute Red Beans and Rice - bowl
Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About a Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
210 1g 8g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 44g 8g
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15 Comments and 1 Replies

  1. Melody

    If you’re not opposed to “prepackaged” spices (or a tad bit of heat,) I make a very similar red beans and rice that our family loves with the Emeril Cajun seasoning powder from the grocery store. Sort of requires less other spices if I’m feeling lazy and it has just the right amount of ‘kick.’ I also use the turkey sausage cut up into little slices & lightly pan fried using pam and garlic mixed in. Gives it a little yummy salty taste too.

    Yours looks fab though and I’m so glad the little guy likes it too!

  2. McLauren84

    Yum! You know what spice I recently tried in rice and beans? Smoked paprika. It gave it a wonderful flavor! I love putting rice, beans and spices in my rice cooker with a couple cups of chicken stock. An hour later you get the most delicious rice and beans ever!

  3. Lisa

    So!! excited to find your site! You are my fav blogger right now.. I am currently doing WW and having sucess 20 pounds down!! since Jan..whoo hoo.
    Im always looking for fun new simple recipes for the working mom which i am, and you are most definately giving me great ideas! Your son is simply adorable!

    Thanks! :0)

  4. Ana Myre

    I tried this today, Me and my husband like it a lot, my 4 yr old eat it and my 20 mth also did (he is really peaky about food)

  5. Jeanine

    Delicious! I made this the other night and just finished the leftovers. I added some Chipotle Chili Pepper for extra kick. Thanks for the recipe, Roni! I find myself going to your site over and over for new, healthy recipes.

  6. Elaina

    Making this tonight, just need to buy the veggies.. i love being able to use up stuff i have in my pantry!

  7. Michelle Sebly

    Thank you! Was looking for a simple beans and rice recipe for my 18 month old and finally typed “toddler” in to the search engine and found you! Have subscribed!

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