Black beans, white rice, and salsa vegan meal

Black beans, rice, salsa vegan meal

I like to do quick, simple, and cheap meals as much as possible.

And I love to make sure that the meals taste delicious.

Below is a picture of the vegan bodybuilding meal that I had last night for dinner, which was black beans with white rice and salsa.

Black beans, white rice, and salsa vegan meal
Black beans, white rice, and salsa vegan meal

This meal is vegan. It tasted good, and allowed me to get in a good amount of carbohydrates and protein.


IngredientsServing sizeProteinCarbohydrates
White rice200g14g160g
Black beans200g17g25.4g

Cooking time

20 minutes

How did I make it?


I washed the rice and put it in the rice cooker.

Left the rice to cook for 20 minutes.

Black beans

Heated them in a saucepan and added salt to taste.


Served straight from the bottle since it was pre-made.


*These costs are based on the price that I paid in Australian dollars at Woolworths supermarket.

Black beans420g$0.80
Chunky Salsa375g$3.29

You should be able to get 3 full meals out of this.

Estimated cost per serving – $2.35

If you count 4 servings with one as less than half a meal, it works out to $1.76 per meal.

I typically aim to keep my meals to less than $3 per serving. This one ticks the box for me in terms of getting the macros in and if you are doing physical activities or training during the day.