You are here: Home » Recipes » Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 2 to 4 servings This easy beans and rice dish goes well with pork, but is also hearty enough to serve as the main course. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped onion1/4 cup chopped celery1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper2 -- garlic cloves, minced1 -- (16-ounce) can black beans1 -- (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes, chopped1 teaspoon sugar3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning1/8 teaspoon Tabasco sauce3/4 cup water1/8 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper3/4 cup water1/3 cup uncooked rice1/4 teaspoon turmeric Instructions Saute the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic until tender in a heated electric skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add the beans, tomatoes, sugar, Italian seasoning, Tabasco, 3/4 cup water, salt and pepper and mix well. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Bring 3/4 cup water, rice and turmeric to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Spoon onto serving plates and spoon the beans over the top. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Rhode Island’s A Tasteful Reflection of Historic Rhode Island (Providence, Rhode Island, 1995).