Easy Rum-Flavored Black Beans and Rice Recipe

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish
  1. Bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the carrots, celery, garlic, and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans, salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of parsley, and dark rum. Continue cooking until heated through. Serve over a bed of rice and garnish with 1 teaspoon of parsley.