Why cook the rice in a skillet? I cooked the rice in a skillet because, in the first step, you gently toast the rice in a little bit of olive oil. Toasting the rice gives it a subtle nuttiness and adds depth to the overall dish.
Skillet Rice and Beans
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup white rice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups beef or chicken broth
15-ounce can seasoned black beans, undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Top with the cilantro before serving.