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."


1 h 20 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • 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...

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 chop...

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 us...

This was great! I gave it a 4 because I made some changes. I sauteed some onion, garlic and 1/2 head of green cabbage in canola oil until soft, added the rice and taco seasoning and sauteed th...

My family loves this dish! I use black beans and sometimes just the rice w/ no beans. I also omit the lettuce. I put everything (spices, tomato sauce) in from the get go as some reviewers su...

This recipe was good! I added ground turkey and used "seasoned black beans" I also put all the ingredients together and used the smaller can of tomato sauce. We really liked it.

There was just too much tomato taste for us. I will try this again and just add a can of Rotel tomatoes, also substitute black beans for the kidney beans.

Excellent recipe if you cook the rice in the tomatoes and sauce instead of just water. I decreased the water and used Ro-Tel tomatoes since my family likes things spicy. And I've used every be...

This was really good! I used white basmati rice as I didn't have brown, used pinto beans in lieu of kidney and had to ditch the tomatoes 'cos I didn't have that either. However, just using the t...