This month for the Secret Recipe Club I was given the wonderful Sarah’s blog, Things I Make (for Dinner). Note that the URL of her blog reads “oreos and cool whip.” How fun! Be sure to read her about page for an explanation of that! 🙂 Sarah’s blog is full of tasty recipes, which isn’t a surprise since she has such a great name! She lives in Ontario with her husband and loves challenging herself to try new recipes, especially from magazines. As always I found many many recipes to try, but had to choose one–this awesome Black Bean and Rice Soup! If I had had more time, I would have made this Strawberry Cream Cake Roll. If I had needed to make an appetizer, these Buffalo Chicken Wontons look incredible. And when peaches are in season, this Peach Cobbler will definitely be on my table! But back to this soup.
If you follow my blog, you’ll know that we often eat black beans and rice for dinner. It’s easy, fast, inexpensive, and we almost always have the ingredients on hand. Plus, if you add some salsa and taco seasoning, it’s basically Mexican food, right? And I love love LOVE Mexican. So naturally I had to make this soup, even though it’s been in the 80s here in Nashville. Naturally.
This soup is just as good as it sounds. I changed up Sarah’s recipe a little to exclude chicken [because I didn’t have any cooked] and to include some extra rice [wild and white]. All in all, this is a hearty, flavorful soup that gets better with each bowl you enjoy for leftovers. In her post about it, Sarah mentions that her husband wanted to put cheese on it but she thought it was flavorful enough without. For the record, I totally agree with you, Sarah! You definitely don’t need cheese with this soup. We enjoyed it with some english muffin bread and were more than satisfied. Thanks for the great recipe, Sarah!
one year ago: Blueberry Burgers
two years ago: Parmesan Garlic Rolls
three years ago: Lemony Kale Pasta
Black Bean and Rice Soup [from Things I Make (for Dinner)]
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- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil [I used the Mediterranean Chili Pepper Oil from Star Fine Foods]
- 1 large onion, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 7 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups black beans, drained and rinsed [about 2 – 15 ounce cans]
- 2 cups salsa
- 2 1/2 cups cooked rice [I used 1 cup white rice + 1 1/2 cups wild rice]
- 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- cilantro, for topping
- green onions, for topping
In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, add onion and saute until soft. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Then add chicken broth, black beans, salsa, rice, cumin, and lime juice. Stir together, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and then simmer until heated through, at least 20 minutes or longer if possible. Serve with cilantro and green onions.
Time: 30 minutes.
Yield: 8-10 servings.
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22 thoughts on “SRC: Black Bean and Rice Soup”
Sounds nice and hearty Sarah…. and I love the soup plate, its gorgeous. I was assigned your blog this month and I tried out your Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake. It was divine :)tr
thank you, trisha! glad you liked the cake 🙂
Looks delicious Sarah! I’d be guilty of adding cheese (I throw it on everything).
I’m sure (other) Sarah was pleased too 🙂
thank you so much!
Black bean is one of my favorite soups. SO good- so comforting. Plus I feel its perfect year round- black beans are a summer-ish food too 😉
yes, i totally agree 🙂 thanks!
I’d forgotten about this soup! It is a good one. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
thank you, sarah!
I made soup this weekend too, Sarah. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s okay to enjoy all year!
i’m totally on board with year round soup 🙂 thanks leandra!
Yum this looks right up my alley! I love a good black bean soup!
thank you, colleen!
Now I’m totally craving this soup! I love black beans!
thanks joanne! it’s excellent.
Simple and delicious, my kind of meal! I’ve been trying to cook more beans, this would be a perfect recipe for me!
yes, it’s so easy and tasty. definitely try it out! thanks!
I love beans and rice – this soup looks fantastic! I can eat soup all year long so I definitely need to try this soon!
thanks ashley! let me know if you do.
Mmm, love soup. Looks good!
thank you, katrina!