Black Bean Soup With Rice

The best black bean soup recipe you'll ever try, it's simple to make and mild enough for the whole family, plus it's packed with healthy plant-based protein. #easyrecipe #soup #blackbean #healthyfood

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

The best black bean soup recipe you'll ever try, it's simple to make and mild enough for the whole family, plus it's packed with healthy plant-based protein. #easyrecipe #soup #blackbean #healthyfood

Turn heat up and let simmer for 15 mins

Turn down heat The best black bean soup recipe you'll ever try, it's simple to make and mild enough for the whole family, plus it's packed with healthy plant-based protein. #easyrecipe #soup #blackbean #healthyfood

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

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 sauté 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 intact. 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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*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


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

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

    God Bless you!

  8. 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. I love black beans! This recipe looks like a fabulous meal. 🙂 I'll definitely be trying it out!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!

  16. My wife is crazy for black bean soup. This recipe is the BOMB! Added one more can of beans, carrots and celery, twice as much cumin and chile powder, and some cayenne (She definitely likes it hot). She hoards it like treasure.

  17. DEFINITELY not as healthy as this recipe, but I chopped up some bacon and cooked it in my Le Creuset dutch oven. I kept some bacon fat for the onions and garlic. Then, topped the soup with the bacon! Noms.

  18. This was amazing! I just finished eating some for lunch. I will be adding this to my list of healthy foods to make! The only differences I did was brown rice instead of white and I did all chicken broth instead of the h2o.

  19. This was such an easy and delicious recipe! I’m vegetarian and the only one in my household. It makes it difficult sometimes to make multiple dinners, so everyone has something they enjoy to eat. I often don’t have much time to make myself something nutritious and crave worthy. This was such a great dish that I can make ahead of time and have for multiple days. Thanks so much for a recipe I will make from now on!

  20. Hi I love black bean soup and your recipe sounds amazing and easy, one question, I’m seriously allergic to chili powder….can I just omit this from the recipe?

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