A filling meatless meal for your family to try

This dish is simple, healthy and yummy. For protein, my daughter eats a lot of beans. If an effort to create something the whole family will enjoy for dinner, I added a couple of veggies, some whole grain brown rice and served it warm for a filling meatless dinner.

Black Beans and Brown Rice


  • 1 cup dry brown rice, cook according to package directions
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, straight from the can
  • ½ cup red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice


Cook brown rice according to package directions and set aside.

In a large pan over medium-high heat add olive oil.

To the pan, add black beans, red pepper, onion, jalapeño pepper, and orange juice for 5-8 minutes. Blend in cooked brown rice and stir.

Serve hot.

- Advertisement -


5 Great Momcation Destinations to Visit in 2024

Escape to perfect getaway spots like Napa Valley and Hershey for a momcation any time of year, where relaxation and indulgence await.

Enjoy A Taste of East Asian Cuisine at DuPage Children’s Museum

Kids can learn about Asian culture and cuisine at this imaginative play-based exhibit.

22 Most Diverse School Districts in Lake County

See how your local school district stacks up against the most diverse district in Lake County.

Thrill Your Family at Chicago’s Free Air and Water Show

Learn how to snag the best spots, what to bring, and how to have a blast at the Chicago Air and Water Show with kids.

- Advertisement -