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.
1 pound ground beef
1 can black beans
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons taco seasoning (recipe below)
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.
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!