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Mexican Beans and Rice Recipe

Mexican Beans and Rice Recipe

On cold or rainy days, this comforting dish really fills the tummy. Sometimes I switch up pinto beans for kidney beans or use white rice instead of brown. Add rolls and a green salad, and it's dinner! —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, ON
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, green pepper and onion; cook and stir until tender.
  • 2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, rice, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 7-9 minutes or until heated through. Top with cheese, sour cream and green onions. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 354 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 549 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 15 g protein.

Reviews for Mexican Beans and Rice

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"Great foundation recipe. I added garlic, black beans ,and chilies, doulbled chili powder, doubled veggies, added a drizzle of avacado oil,and used basmati rice. Outstanding!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2014

"This was delicious! We used white rice instead of brown and tomatoes with chiles. Next time I'd like to try it with pinto beans. Also, subbed soy sauce for Worcestershire since I was out."

Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"I thought this was easy and delicious. I added jalapeños to the veggies and we ate it with garlic bread. So good."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2013

"Definitely easy to fix. Tasted pretty good. Some garlic, hot sauce, and maybe some green chiles could punch up the flavor a bit. Very healthy with all of the veggies and brown rice."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"I found this recipe to be unpleasantly wet and gloppy and without any actual 'mexican' flavor. Even after adding more chili powder, cumin and finally a packet of Sazon, it just tasted like bland rice which i was never able to get to dry out sufficiently. Will not make again."

Reviewed May. 16, 2013

"This was good. Added the tomatoes with chilis and 1lb of smoked sausage cut into small pieces."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"This was a great recipe to use up my miscellaneous vegetables and canned goods. You can't really go wrong. Adjust the herbs and seasoning to your liking and don't forget to add fresh ginger, yum!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"This was a great dish, and I'm so glad I have leftovers for tomorrow! Wouldn't change a thing in the recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"Yum! Perfect healthy comfort food. I didn't have celery, green onions, or sour cream and it was still awesome. I did add extra spices, cumin and oregano, and half of a taco seasoning packet. I will use tomatoes w/ green chiles next time. Can't wait for leftovers."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"My husband and I loved this quick and easy dish! I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"This was a big hit! I don't think my husband even realized it was meatless. The only small change I made was using canned tomatoes with green chiles which gave it an extra zing. Delicious and hearty."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"This is an absolutely fabulous tasting and simple dish to make. I loved it!"

Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"I used brown rice, tomatoes w/ green chiles and added extra beans. I also added some oregano and cumin and it was amazing! I used it as a dip, rolled it in a tortilla and put an egg and salsa on top of it as well. What an awesome and versatile dish."

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