Photo: José Picayo
Hands-on Time
11 Mins
Total Time
11 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Tex-Mex Rice Bowl is your answer to a quick & easy one-dish meal for those busy weeknights. A pouch of precooked brown rice gives a head-start to getting this meal to the table fast. Serve with Avocado-Butter Lettuce Salad.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat rice according to directions.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 3 minutes or until done, stirring to crumble. Stir in 1/4 cup water and taco seasoning; bring to a simmer. Stir in corn and beans; cook 1 minute or until heated. Stir in rice. Top with pico de gallo and jalapeño. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Good + Easy

October 15, 2015
My son and husband liked this. I mixed it with some Greek yogurt for my toddler. It was super easy!

steponme's Review

July 12, 2014
This was very bland to me. Too much rice, not enough spices. Not sure if it's trying to be a burrito filling, chili or what.

selv2130's Review

January 25, 2014
Quick and easy recipe for a weeknight. My 6 year old even wanted seconds! Definitely going into our rotation.

hlamb333's Review

September 04, 2013
I used brown rice and cooked it myself (I can't stand pre-cooked rice, yuck!), but it was still super fast! Took about 15 total - good thing because the kiddos were starving! This was a complete hit and will be added to my regular rotation. Next time, I will add a second can of beans.

Betty111's Review

August 19, 2013
I cooked some brown rice and saved the extra for lunches. The dish was very tasty. My kids added some sour cream to cut a bit of the heat.

whiterosecute's Review

August 07, 2013

AngelaCL's Review

January 24, 2013
This was really good and couldn't have been easier! I was pleasantly surprised how good the pre-cooked rice was. I bought pico at Kroger which already had jalapenos and chipotle so literally the only work was browning the meat. I added a wedge of Laughing Cow queso to mine to add a little cheesiness. My husband approved as well.

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

gingerfly's Review

January 05, 2013
We really like this and can have it on the table very quickly. Easy and delicious!

BrianandKelsey's Review

August 11, 2012