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Plant Based Brilliant Black Beans

Plant-Based Brilliant Black Bean Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Caroline


  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed, then finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chillies crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme crushed
  • 230 g black beans
  • 10 black olives chopped up
  • 75 g brown basmati rice cooked as per packet intructions
  • 500 g passata


  • Sauté the onion, garlic, chilli and dried herbs in a medium sized pot with 2 inches / 3cm of cold water for about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse and boil the brown rice in freshly boiled water as per the packet instructions or cook as you would normally.
  • Add the passata to the pot and stir. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced.
  • Add the olives and black beans, stir and then cook for a further 10 minutes. Taste, and adjust the flavouring then serve with the brown basmati rice and your choice of greens e.g. cabbage, Tenderstem broccoli or cavolo nero.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 1652mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 8mg
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