Updated: September 11th, 2023

Serves: 4      Estimated Cost:  $5.00-7.00     Cost per Serving: $1.75-1.25

Knife, cuttingboard, cooking pot with lid, stove top, mixing spoon


  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (e.g. coconut oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil)
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice, pre- soaked and rinsed
  • 1 ea 12oz can tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tsp paprika, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 – 14oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a cooking pot over medium heat add the oil. Next, add the onion and a dash of salt. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until translucent.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic and sauté for an additional 3 minutes, or until translucent.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  4. Turn the stove off and enjoy!

Health Benefits:

PaprikaPaprika is a powerful herb with many medicinal properties. It is packed with iron, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. It also contains capsaicin, a phytonutrient that promotes fat metabolism and reduces pain. Try paprika in scrambled eggs, curry, or chili.

GarlicGarlic is high in phytonutrient allicin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been shown to be beneficial to respiratory, muscular, and cardiovascular health. Try garlic in curry, chili, or stir fry.