Indulge in a flavourful and nutritious culinary experience with this delectable Black Bean Rice with Tofu recipe. This dish offers a perfect blend of protein-rich tofu, savoury black beans, and aromatic spices, all combined to create a wholesome and satisfying meal. The process begins with marinating tofu cubes and cooking rice to perfection, while sautéing a medley of onions, garlic, and tofu until fragrant. The addition of bell peppers, jalapeños, and a harmonious mix of cumin, cayenne, salt, and lime juice elevates the flavours to a new level. Simmered together, the black beans and rice create a mouth-watering combination, enhanced further with the fresh garnish of cilantro and a splash of lime juice. This recipe promises a delightful fusion of textures and tastes that will surely please your palate.

Black bean rice with tofu

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1 cup arborio rice, uncooked
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100 g tofu
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 0.5 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • juice of 1 lime


  1. Cut the tofu into small cubes and let it marinate. It's best to marinate it at least half an hour in advance.
  2. Prepare the rice according to the package instructions. While the rice is cooking, prepare the beans.
  3. Add oil to a pan heated over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic, and tofu for 5-7 minutes until translucent and aromatic.
  4. Mix in bell peppers and jalapeños.
  5. Combine cumin, cayenne, salt, and lime juice.
  6. Mix black beans well, and let it simmer for 5 minutes as the rice cooks. Then, remove from heat.
  7. Combine the cooked rice with the mixture and serve promptly with fresh cilantro and lime juice.

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