Black Bean Pilaf Recipe (2024)

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Black Bean Pilaf is an old family recipe that everyone LOVES. White rice simmered in bouillon seasoning & mixed with black beans. It’s so easy it is to make! This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.

My family loves side dishes. I personally like to focus on the main dish & maybe pair it with a dinner roll or something. That’s all I need. But the family- they like to round it out with extras. So, fortunately, I was able to bring home a whole bunch of family cookbooks when we were clearing out some things a bit ago. They are sure loaded with great ideas that we all remember from the past. We loved them then, so of course, we are loving them now when I add them to our weeknight dinners.

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Black Bean Pilaf Recipe

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I love that I don’t have to buy the box mix to make this. These are all ingredients I always have on hand & it comes together so quickly. It’s just so incredibly easy that most of the time I leave this dish to my kids to make while I prepare our main dish. We use our large covered skillet because we are usually doubling this recipe & it makes the whole thing so simple. Now this rice, it’s divine. That deep simmered in beef flavor mixed with the freeze dried bell peppers truly makes me crave each & every bite. For someone that really doesn’t do side dishes, this one really grabs me. That honestly doesn’t happen very often, but I just kept coming back for more.

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Black Bean Pilaf Recipe

Servings: 6 cups

Easy rice pilaf recipe loaded with black beans.

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 20 minutes mins

Total Time 25 minutes mins


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 pkgs ramen noodles- crumbled into small pieces
  • 2 cups hot water
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 cup white rice
  • ¼ cup canned black beans- drained & rinsed
  • 1 tbsp onion flakes
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 cup freeze dried bell peppers
  • salt pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat

  • Add broken noodles & cook until slightly brown

  • Add bouillon, rice, seasonings & water

  • Cover & cook over low for approx 20 minutes or until rice is cooked

  • Add freeze dried bell peppers

  • Stir gently & serve

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  1. Tamar says

    Rice Pilaf was one of the first dishes I missed most after going GF. I need to find a gf mix!


  2. Karly says

    This is an awesome take on rice pilaf! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!


  3. Cathy Kennedy says

    I’m visiting from Friendship Friday. This looks like a good recipe, other than the ramen noodles. I’m a bit hesitant because of this ingredient but I’m a curious minded person who likes trying new things, so I will save it to make some time. Thanks for sharing and have a gr8 weekend


  4. Miz Helen says

    Your Black Bean Pilaf looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen


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