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One Pot Mexican Rice Recipe

One Pot Mexican Rice Recipe

Yield: 5 SERVINGS    Prep Time: 10 Mins.    Cook Time: 15 Mins.   Total Time: 25 Mins

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I love Mexican Rice dishes and always found it to be one of the more simpler dishes to make. When time isn’t on my side I always fall back on this Mexican Rice Recipe to feed my family. This recipe is very versatile that you can easily modify it according to you and your families taste buds.

Ingredients Required:

  • 2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup of White or Brown Rice
  • 1 Can of Black Beans
  • 1 Can of Corn
  • ½ a White Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • ½ Packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Cup of Marble Cheddar Cheese

For Garnishing

  • Home Made Salsa (You can get my recipe for Homemade Salsa Here or you can use store bought as well)
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onion
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado

How to Make Mexican Rice Recipe in 10 Easy Steps

  1. Start by heating your olive oil in the skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions & red bell peppers to the skillet and let cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse your beans & corn.
  4. Add the beans & corn to the vegetables, then stir together. Let it cook for 2 minutes
  5. Add the taco seasoning, rice, water, and stir everything together. Keep the heat between low and medium level. Cover the pot with a tight lid.
  6. Once the water level dips below the rice, turn the heat to the lowest setting. Keep the lid on.
  7. Check again in 10 minutes, if the water is absorbed then turn the stove off and sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top. Put the lid back on. The steam will help melt the cheese and cook the rice further
  8. If the water has not been fully absorbed yet, then leave the stove on for a few more minutes before adding the cheddar cheese and turning the stove off.
  9. I serve this dish in a bowl with sour cream, green onions, avocado, cilantro and my homemade salsa (which you can find the recipe to here) and freshly squeezed lime on top.
  10. You can also serve this meal with side of tortilla chips.


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  1. Tanya says:

    Great recipe! Goes so well with the salsa! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nara says:

    looks really good. i might actually try this because its one pot

    1. sundaymornings says:

      Please come back and tell me about your experience with it. I absolutely love making this on days when I am running short on time for dinner.

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