4 Ingredient Delicious Beans and Rice


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Is there anything better than a hearty, flavorful bowl of delicious beans and rice topped with all your favorite delectible add-ons? But I get so annoyed when all the recipes have 25 ingredients. I know it doesn’t take much to make pinto beans taste amazing. I want something simple!

You too?

Well, if you’re looking for an easy, delicious beans and rice recipe that uses only 4 simple ingredients and comes together super quick, you’ve found it!

Before you go on, pin this recipe to Pinterest so you can find it again later!

rice and beans with sour cream and cheese Pinterest pin

Okay, technically if you include the salt and pepper it’s 6 ingredients, but I don’t count them because every recipe uses salt and pepper!

This recipe is flavorful, filling, and uses as few ingredients as possible to bring dinner together for very little money without skimping on flavor.

We gobble this dish up and it’s even more delicious when topped with our favorite toppings of cheddar cheese, sour cream, and a little cilantro.

The best part about this recipe is it only costs about $4.50 to make before toppings! What’s not to love?

Ready to dive into the recipe?

Here’s the easiest, simplest, best ever beans and rice recipe you’ll ever taste. You’re going to love this!

4 Ingredient Delicious Beans and Rice

Delicious, simple pinto beans cooked to perfection and served over rice. Add Your favorite toppings for a super inexpensive, filling beans and rice dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beans and rice, cheap beans and rice, easy beans, easy beans and rice, mexican beans, pinto beans
Servings: 6
Cost: $4.5


  • 46 oz Canned Pinto Beans
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Cups White Rice

Optional Toppings:

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado


  • Drain the pinto beans and rinse them off. Add to a large soup pot.
  • Add chicken stock, cumin, salsa, salt and pepper to the pot. Turn heat to medium/high, cover with a lid, and bring to a slow simmer.
  • Meanwhile, cook rice in a rice cooker or pot according to package directions. I like Jasmine rice for this recipe but any rice will work.
  • Simmer the beans until heated through and flavors come out, about 20 minutes. Add additional seasonings if desired.
  • Serve beans over rice and add favorite toppings such as salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro and avocado.


You can also use rehydrated dry beans for this recipe! Simply rehydrate the beans per package instructions and swap them out with the canned beans. Make sure to drain the water you cook them in and rinse them off before adding them to the recipe.
I love Jasmine rice in this recipe, but any rice will do!
I use Better Than Bouillon in the Chicken flavor and add 1 tsp to a cup of hot water to make my chicken stock. It’s delicious! Any bouillon or chicken stock will work for this recipe.

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