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Red Kidney beans Brown Rice | Ethical and Chic

vegan rice and beans
Red Kidney beans Brown Rice | Ethical and Chic

This is one of my go-to budget meal! You can do so many things with this red kidney beans brown rice. For example, layer it with some lettuce on a tortilla wrap. You can also make a burrito bowl out of it, or eat it as is with a side of avocado. Have you tried eating avocado with your rice? It’s epic! rice and Kidney beans

It only cost me 5.68 bucks to make a week worth of that red kidney beans and brown rice. The bag of brown rice was .99 cents, the can of beans was .89 cents each, the vegetable broth was $ 1.00, the coconut milk was $ 1.23, and the pack of spinach was 0.68 cents.

I don’t include the spices and seasonings because these are stuff I buy in bulk and always have around.brown rice and Kidney beans

Let’s do this!

Red Kidney beans Brown Rice | Ethical and Chic

This red kidney beans and brown rice is the proof that eating on a budget is easy and definitely not boring!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Servings: 5
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Michaelle Barbor


  • 2 and 1/2 cup jasmine brown rice
  • 2 15 oz cans red kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cup of unsalted or low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 3 cup of spinach chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of dry thyme
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder


  • Heat up the oven on medium. Warm up cooking pan.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the broth to cook the onion until translucent.
  • Add the beans, the coconut milk. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour the rest of broth, the garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, spinach and cilantro. Bring to a boil.
  • Rinse the rice with cold water, combine with the beans mixture. Lower the heat, cover and let simmer for 35 minutes or until the rice is tender. Fluff up with a fork and serve.

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