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One pot of deliciousness

This delicious and nutritious one pot rice dish uses pantry staples and canned items. At only $0.75 per serve its also a budget friendly recipe

Pan with beans being cooked

This tasty one pot meal recipe was published on Boost your healthyExternal Link .

Vital statistics:

10 minute preparation time. 40-45 minutes cooking time.

You will need:

  • Heavy-based saucepan
  • Wooden spoon


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 10g salt reduced vegetable stock cube, crushed
  • 2 cups water
  • 420g can 3 bean mix, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can diced tomatoes


  1. Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add onion and sauté until soft and translucent.
  2. Add garlic and paprika and sauté a further 1 minute.
  3. Add rice and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently until well coated.
  4. Add stock cube, two cups of water, beans and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Use a 4 bean mix if a 3 bean mix is not available
  • Alternatively use canned black or red kidney beans
  • Serve with a salad or use as a filling for burritos, burrito bowls or enchiladas

Recipe originally published by Nutrition AustraliaExternal Link and created by Sanitarium Health Food CompanyExternal Link .

Reviewed 24 April 2024