Black beans and rice have been a staple of many developing countries for generations. Recently, these have gained renewed popularity as Americanized Mexican restaurants have popped up in the United States and throughout the world. Black beans and rice are now fancied up in burritos, chimichangas, and savory salads that are more than a little tempting. Save yourself the additional cost and unhealthy additives by making your own at home. Substitute quinoa for rice and you make your salad a superfood, packed with protein, good fats, and energy boosting complex carbohydrates without all the extra calories.