Cilantro Lime Black Bean Rice Bowl

Black Bean Rice Bowl with Cilantro & Lime

Black bean Rice Bowl
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Healthy, Lunch, salad
Servings: 4
Author: Shri


  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 2 cups Black Beans cooked, rinsed 2 Lime (juiced, plus more for serving) 2 stalks Green Onion
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups Baby Spinach
  • 2 Red Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes chopped


  • Cook the rice according to the package directions. Let the cooked rice cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, add the black beans to a bowl with the lime juice, green onion, cilantro, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve, divide the baby spinach between bowls then add cooked rice, black beans, peppers and tomatoes. Season with additional lime juice or salt and pepper. Enjoy!
  • Add your favorite dressing, some greek yoghurt from Protein. I love Torchy Taco sauces.


Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. Store each ingredient separately for best results.
Meal Prep
Cook the rice and prepare the black beans ahead of time.
More Flavor
Add chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, coriander, onion powder or cayenne pepper to the black beans.
Additional Toppings
Avocado, salsa, sliced jalapenos, green onions, cooked corn kernels or red pepper flakes.
More Fat
Add a drizzle of avocado oil to the black beans.
More Protein
Serve with cooked chicken, shrimp or crispy tofu.


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