Mexican Rice Bowls

As I’m sure you can tell, I have been in the mood for Mexican lately!  I love making Mexican rice bowls.  They’re a fun twist on typical tacos and make for easy leftovers.


Mexican Rice Bowl


Wild Rice

1 pound ground beef

1 can black beans

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons taco seasoning (recipe below)

avocado, chopped

tomatoes, chopped

green onions, chopped


your favorite salsa


  • Make rice according to directions on package.  If there are no directions, it is usually safe to boil water and rice together at a 2:1 water to rice ratio.  Reduce heat to simmer and stir occasionally until the water is gone.
  • Brown ground beef.  When browned, add black beans, 1/4 cup water, and 2 tablespoons taco seasoning.  Stir together and cook over medium heat until water is gone.
  • Make rice bowls by placing rice in bottom of bowl, adding the meat/bean mixture, and then topping with all other ingredients.
  • Enjoy!

Taco Seasoning:

One of my friends just gave me her taco seasoning recipe and it is good.  I modified it very slightly, but it is almost identical.  She suggested making a big batch and storing it so it is ready to be used when you cook.  Here it is:

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


This is a great dish to have leftovers for lunch.  I place my rice and meat/beans in a large glass container and the toppings in a small glass container.  At work, I can heat up the large container, and then dump the toppings from the small container on top.

I would love to hear from you on your favorite Mexican rice bowl ideas!  Any favorite toppings that I’ve left out or any favorite taco seasoning recipes?  Let me know!


Seasoned Meat and Beans


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