Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice


"This recipe is so simple, and yummy, perfect for anyone that's too lazy to cook an actual meal. It's also easily altered for anyone's tastes."

Ingredients 1 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 361 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.3g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1459 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning, kidney beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and lettuce.
  3. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
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  1. 75 Ratings


Good recipe. Tasty and easy to prepare. Lettuce makes a nice compliment and adds texture. I made the following modifications to the recipe: 1. Used black beans instead of kidney (just a personal preference). 2. Put taco seasoning, tomato sauce and diced tomatos in the pot with rice in the *beginning* of the cooking process instead of the end (so rice would absorb flavor). 3. Because I added sauce and diced tomatos in at the beginning, I decreased water by 1 cup (used 2 cups instead of 3). I still had to cook the rice with the lid off to cook off liquids, so in the future, I will probably try decreasing water even more. 4. Added a bit of cheese on top and a couple of tortilla chips on the side. Will make this recipe again.

Christine Betley

This is a super easy and tasty burrito stuffer. As previously suggested I cooked the rice with the tomato sauce and taco seasoning. I, also, added about a cup of frozen corn, a small can of chopped black olives and I used a large fresh tomato instead of the can of diced tomatoes.


This was excellent, everyone loved it! My husband has eaten it for 3 days straight now and is still raving about it. I used all of the recommendations by the last reviewer, NADROJ451. I used instant brown rice which meant I was done with dinner in about 15 minutes! We've never had black beans before, or a meal without meat for that matter so I was pleasantly surprised! This looks very appealing and is very filling. This moves to the front of my recipe book!