Easy Rice and Bean Quesadillas

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Vegetarian
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These Rice and Bean Quesadillas are so easy to make and use mostly pantry ingredients!


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil-
  • 1 cup cooked rice, I used basmati rice
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 46 tortillas
  • Shredded cheese, I used sharp cheddar


  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add olive oil, rice, beans and spices.  Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  2. Lay your tortilla on a cutting board and and sprinkle one half with a small handful of cheese 1/4 – 1/3 cup and then top with an equal amount of rice and bean mixture.  Fold tortilla over and place in a lightly greased pan.  Cook quesadilla until cheese is melted and each side of the tortilla is golden brown, flipping once.
  3. Let quesadillas cool for a few minutes before slicing.