Healthy Black Bean Soup With Rice

Janelle writes “I recently made this soup and was surprised how amazing it was! I actually ate 2 bowls! I ran some over to my mom because it is her favorite soup…the next day she called me and said “That was the best black bean soup I have ever had!” coming from her, that was a huge compliment (she orders black bean soup every where she goes, haha) I hope you enjoy this simple, delicious, and healthy recipe”~ Janelle

P.S (this is actually not very spicy despite the addition of chili powder, if you wish to have an extra kick please be my guest in adding more!)

2 cans seasoned black beans, chicken broth, olive oil, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, water (little boy optional lol!)

Dice onions

Peel and chop garlic

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil on med-high heat. When onions start to soften, add chili powder and cumin

Add broth and water

Turn heat up and let simmer for 15 mins

Turn down heat

Take an immersion blender and blend right into the pot of soup. This will liquify some of the beans making a thicker/creamy texture and will leave some beans in tact. If you do not have an immersion blender, please do not let this stop you from making this recipe! Simply take half of the soup and blend it in an actual blender or food processor and place back with remaining soup.

Scoop a cup of rice into your serving bowl. (I just used a simple minute rice here)

Pour soup over top and garnish with fresh cilantro! ( I had 2 helpings of this, which is NOT typical- it was THAT good!)

Best Ever Black Bean Soup

2 cans of seasoned black beans (drained, not rinsed)

1 can chicken broth

1 1/2 cups water

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves of garlic minced

2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

White Rice (I used minute rice, follow instructions on box for 4 people)

In a large pot saute onions and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add chili powder and cumin and stir. Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 15 mins. Take an immersion blender right into the pot so that some beans are blended and some remain in tact. Place a cup of rice in a bowl and pour in soup, garnish with fresh cilantro!

Thank you Janelle for another amazing recipe!

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  1. Amanda @ Gods Highest Calling says

    Yum! This looks tasty and filling too! I hope to make this. I love soups, esp. ones with beans!

  2. Tara says

    That looks so good! My 10 yo is not a big meat eater, but loves black beans, so this is a great option. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Sam {} says

    this sounds great!! my husband loves anything with beans, and it's great to add some healthy/filling recipes to the rotation. thanks for sharing!

  4. Kathryn says

    This looks so good. I love black beans… and I recently learned too that black beans supposedly help your hair pigmentation (i.e. help keep you from going gray!) Maybe it'll work! :)

  5. Raine says

    Thanks for sharing this. I love black beans, and spicy stuff, so I'm going to have to make this one day. Sounds great for this cold weather.

  6. Kathy Fannon, Health Coach says

    I use a recipe from Enlightened Cooking for Black Bean Chipotle Lime soup that I LOVE! This sounds great as well for a different black bean variety and I will try it!

    For extra heat, a chopped chipotle is great, or some chiptole Tabasco sauce. :)

    We also love tortilla chips with our black bean soup. :)

  7. Saved by Grace says

    Yummy, thank you for sharing. I love bean soups, so filling and hearty and healty.

    God Bless you!

  8. goodgirlgonehome says

    This looks so delicious. I have always loved black bean soup.

    Can't wait to try this out. Looks like something the whole family would love.

  9. Tanya says

    This was so good! Nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a rainy, cold day like today. I didn't have any plans for lunch, and I found this recipe waiting for me in my google reader. I love soup but I have to keep in healthy and light since I am training for a half-marathon, so this was perfect. I spiced it up just a little by adding 1/2 tsp. black pepper and a pinch of cayenne. My kids loved it too! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Linda says

    Just found this on pinterest and made it tonight. It was fabulous! I did use dried beans (soaked in hot water for a couple of hours, drained and rinsed) I ended up adding the entire pound of beans and more liquid so I pretty much doubled it. Ate it with brown rice and topped it with a dollop of sour cream. Next time I’m going to garnish it with the sour cream and snipped green onions.

  11. Stephanie says

    Oh my goodness…this was DELICIOUS!! I followed the recipe and could not believe just how yummy this was. Thank you so much for sharing – this will be my new go-to!

  12. Heather says

    OMG. This was amazing, I made it exactly as instructed and it turned out so great! I served it with jasmine rice, chopped cilantro and a spicy corn salsa.

  13. Jessica says

    I was re-organizing my pantry today and found that I have 16 cans of black beans! So, I searched online for canned black bean recipes in order to help us use them up. Ta-da! This was FABULOUS! I love how quick, easy, and DELICIOUS this is. A keeper for sure! I’ll have to make a note to triple it though. My husband wasn’t home for lunch, and the kids and I left no trace. Pretty soon black beans will be on the shopping list again.

  14. Karen says

    I’ve been planning to make this for a week, but kept putting it off because neither my husband or I thought we would really like it. Made it tonight and it was a surprise hit! We both had 2 bowls! Both pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was and we don’t usually like black beans! I added some fresh lime juice to the soup and then topped with sour cream and sliced avocado. So tasty and filling! Thank you!!

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