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Classic Black Bean Soup and Rice

The classic black bean soup recipe you've been looking for! A half bowl of soup and a half bowl of rice is the ultimate comfort food.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Landee Anderson


  • 2 cans seasoned black beans drained but not rinsed
  • 1 can vegetable broth or chicken broth if you prefer
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • Rice your favorite kind


  • In a large sauce pan, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until tender.
  • Add chili powder and cumin and stir.
  • Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Use immersion blender to blend some of the beans and leaves some of the beans whole. OR put half of soup in blender and blend then return to pot.
  • To serve place a cup of rice in bowl and our in the soup.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and shredded cheese, if desired.