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Cheesy Rice and Beans

This Cheesy Rice and Beans Recipe is an easy vegetarian, gluten free breakfast or dinner! Black beans & fried eggs makes this dish full of protein!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black beans, cheesy, fried egg
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Cheesy Rice

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or liquid amount per instructions on your rice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 oz freshly shredded pepperjack about 1 cup (or cheese of choice)

Black Beans

  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • salt to taste


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs

Optional toppings

  • Sour cream or greek yogurt
  • salsa
  • Cilantro


Cheesy Rice

  • Cook rice according to package instructions, but use chicken/vegetable broth instead of water and add in butter.
  • Once rice has cooked, fluff with a fork and gently stir in shredded cheese.

Black Beans

  • While rice is cooking drain and rinse your black beans.
  • Add salt, to taste. Set aside.


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Melt butter in skillet.
  • Once melted, crack eggs into pan.
  • Cook for about 90 seconds, flip, and cook an additional 90 seconds - more or less depending on how runny you like your eggs.
  • Lightly salt and pepper the eggs.


  • Divide the rice evenly amongst four plates or bowls.
  • Top with beans, eggs, and optional toppings!
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 3.8mg