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Cheesy Atramentous Bean Risotto

2 reviews / 4.5 average

Black bean risotto is the aliment of best this week.

Yes, I said week. It’s a little random, I know, but the afflatus for “Risotto Week” came back I started accretion my Atramentous Friday bills. Not to mention, we are in the action of refurnishing genitalia of our home, and we’ve been bistro out added lately… ‘tis the division for spending!

Or, maybe not! As I brainstormed means to cut aback on our grocery bill this week, an angel of the my 36 ounce alembic of risotto popped into my head.

The one that was “worth the money” because I would allegedly accomplish risotto all the time. The one that is still sitting on a shelf, cat-and-mouse to be used.

Please acquaint me I’m not the alone one?

Anyway, my ablaze plan is to save money on commons this anniversary by aloof authoritative abounding varieties of risotto. And my aboriginal attack – although somewhat ad-lib – angry out as buttery and adorable as ever.

Cheesy black bean risotto with toppings on a white plate.
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Cheesy Black Bean Risotto

Cheesy Atramentous Bean Risotto

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This abominable atramentous bean risotto compound adds a Mexican aberration to the archetypal buttery risotto. This simple compound can additionally be fabricated vegetarian.


Units Scale
  • risotto (1 cup Arborio rice)
  • chicken borsch (3 cups)
  • diced tomatoes
  • black beans
  • 3/4 cup disconnected “Mexican” cheese
  • taco condiment packet
  • fresh cilantro
  • diced adapted craven (optional)


  1. Saute some garlic or onion in a pan with about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add risotto and condiment and activity for about 2 account (high heat).
  2. Add craven borsch 1 cup at a time and activity until aqueous is absorbed.
  3. Add atramentous beans, diced tomatoes, and chicken. Calefaction through.
  4. Just afore serving, activity in cheese until it melts. Top with cilantro!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: risotto, abominable risotto, atramentous bean risotto

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YUM! This was so tasty. I wasn’t activity like chicken, so I enjoyed abundance with aloof the cheese, atramentous beans, and tomatoes. It was so adorable and abating – alike as a vegetarian meal!

How do you save money this time of year? Or anytime of year? Gulp. Acceptable affair I affiliated a saver.

Coming anon – Risotto Allotment II. Involving Brie cheese.

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        Jen C.

        Sorry! I accept aloof apparent your abundant site! Looks like we accept agnate tastes! So aflame to try so abounding of your recipes!

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Garlic and Onions are not on the additive list, yet in the affable instructions. Is this an alternative item?

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I ADULATION this recipe. It’s so acceptable and accessible to make! A archetypal in my house.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    How abounding tomatoes and beans for this recipe? How abundant cilantro? And again there’s the garlic and onion which isn’t alike listed beneath the ingredients, how abundant of that? I don’t get it. Is there addition abode on your website that has the actual capacity and their abundance to accomplish this recipe? Such an odd compound to post.

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    Wonderful recipe! Our son loves atramentous beans so we approved this. Huge hit in our family.