The Best Baked Rice and Beans
Using pantry staples and a foolproof method of preparing rice, Chef John provides a hearty dish that will you leave you full and comforted.
I don’t usually leave reviews for recipes on this site, but this is an exception. This is an amazingly easy and comforting dish to make during these rough times. The ingredients are mostly pantry staples and the salsa can be subbed out for canned tomatoes in a pinch (I like Rotel). Chef John came through during this pandemic to create a dish that is maybe “easy”, but definitely comforting and we all need a little comfort, I think!
Loved it! And I'm not the biggest fan of anything involving beans. Used black beans. I halved the recipe and it made at least 6 servings. Served with sliced avocado and sour cream. I might reduced the salt a little next time. The salsa is what makes this dish so good. It takes 5 minutes to assemble. This will definitely become a staple recipe. Update: made this again, this time just using water (no broth, because I forgot it) and only 1 cup of rice (for half a recipe). It turned out great, with all of the rice completely cooked. Served in flour tortillas with sour cream.
I did a half recipe, I use jasmine rice, I used 2 Saison Goya packets instead of the seasoning but I did put in half as much oregano. I'm doing black beans and yellow rice. I did not bake the beans, those are in my crock pot. I just wanted to see if I could do the rice this way.
Excellent and very simple meal. You must keep the foil over the casserole while baking as a regular lid will not keep the liquid in and rice will be undercooked.
My picky family teased me all day because I was making beans and rice. I assured them it was a Chef John. Needless to say this is a great recipe. My husband says he cannot wait to make it again!! I had some leftover sausage that I added. Changed nothing else, came out perfect down the the cook time. Thanks Chef John. You are a rock star in our house.
Amazing. We loved it. I added a few dashes of smoked paprika in place of the cayenne. We ate it with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips! Also sprinkled some Trader Joe's Chili Lime seasoning on top. The family had huge 2nd servings. This will go into my regular rotation, just like Chef John's baked fried rice, which I have made several times! Thank you!