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Thanks to Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for sponsoring this post and helping me whip up this 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice, perfect for busy weeknights!

5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you’ll ever cook. It comes together so easily and quickly in one skillet, which makes for less mess. You can even throw in your favorite veggies, but I kept it hassle-free with only 5 ingredients.

This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.

5 ingredients + 15 minutes = fiesta time!! Thanks to Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for helping me create a healthy crowd-pleasing dinner in a flash. With back-to-school time in session, as of today, our family’s schedule is going to be crazy busy. It’s so wonderful to have a fantastic meal on the table in less time than it would take to order delivery!

This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is not only perfect for cooking up quick dinner recipes, but because the rice is packaged in single serve cups, it’s also great for a grab-n-go lunch or snack. I keep a cup in my desk drawer for when I don’t have much time for lunch or I just need a quick snack. It may sound weird, but I love adding a pinch of cinnamon, a splash of almond milk and a drizzle of almond butter to my rice cup for a sweet treat. Strange, but good!

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This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.

This Mexican rice skillet meal is very straightforward—->

Grab your 5 ingredients:
corn
black beans
Minute® Ready to Serve Rice (I use brown rice, but other varieties are available.)
salsa
chili powder

Simply mix it all together in a heated skillet… and that’s that!

Really do it up big and serve alongside enchiladas, tacos or fajitas. We also love this as a main dish served over a bed of lettuce and digging in tortilla chips! Don’t forget the cilantro and avocado, if you know what’s good for you! Yummo!

This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.
This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.
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Nutrition Facts
5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.1g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Sodium 458mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 41.5g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 7.8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 1 cup servings
5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups corn frozen or fresh
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups whole grain brown rice Minute® Ready to Serve Rice or other quick cooking rice product
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup salsa (jarred or homemade works)
  • Optional to garnish; fresh cilantro and/or diced avocado
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add corn and black beans and cook until corn is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and chili powder and stir to combine. Cook; stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in salsa and cook until everything is combined and warmed through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 - 10 minutes, then garnish with cilantro and avocado, if desired. Serve as a main meal or alongside tacos, enchiladas or fajitas. Also, wonderful as a vegan burrito filling.
Author: Kim Lee
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy brown rice recipe, healthy brown rice recipe, Mexican brown rice

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This 5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you'll ever cook.

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