H – Heat Oven to 350 | Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet

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Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet

Nicole @ Heat Oven to 350


(Ingredients modified to include Aldi brand name)

  • 1 tablespoon Carlini canola oil
  • 2 cups quartered lengthwise, sliced zucchini
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (15 oz) Dakota’s Pride black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked Fit & Active brown rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Happy Farms Cheddar cheese
  • Stonemill Essentials Salt and Stonemill Essentials pepper


  1.  Heat oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini, bell pepper, onion and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and cook and stir an additional minute.
  2. Add black beans, undrained tomatoes, water and cooked rice to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle cheese on top. Broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve

Please see source website for pictures and detailed instructions – Heat Oven to 350

Costs = $ 4.28

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4 responses

  1. This sounds amazing! I love zucchini in almost any way, and black beans. Not so “hot” on spicy stuff, but this I could work with. Thanks for sharing! Happy A to Z, Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

  2. OK… that sounds delicious! And I think I might even have all the ingredients on hand and available! I think I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!

    1. Come back and tell us how you liked it. The goals was to use recipes with common ingredients.

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