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One Pot Tex-Mex Rice


One Pot Tex-Mex Rice

Easy southwestern style rice using quick cooking rice!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, mexican rice, minute rice, one pot dinner, one pot meal, quick rice, rice


  • 3 cups quick cooking rice
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3.5 cups chicken broth broth of choice
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes with chilies liquid drained
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans washed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup monterrey jack cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup cilantro chopped


  • In a large pot or dutch oven add all your ingredients, except for the cheese and cilantro.
  • Stir everything together. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  • Stir in cheeses and cilantro. Serve immedietely.

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  1. 5 stars
    My family loved this recipe! I did leave out the black beans because of picky eaters. Also, I used regular white rice and not quick cooking rice. I did cook the rice the normal amount of time I would usually as a result. The rice was a little “al dente” but not to where it ruined the recipe and we all liked the texture. I’m definitely making this again!

    I just want to add that I found this recipe originally on Pinterest. When I read the reviews I was appalled at how many negatives reviews it was given. I would like to point out that 99% of the reviews was not to the quality or deliciousness of this recipe. The reviews were primarily aimed at the fact that this was not a traditional mexican rice recipe. Let me tell you, I am a full blooded Mexican who knows how to make a delicious and traditional Spanish Rice recipe and I still found this to be delicious. I eat all types of food and as a food lover recipes are about the love and enjoyment of food. I like to mix things up and try new recipes. Please give this rice a try. Remember, Food Dolls never made claim this was a traditional recipe. It is their hope to be your go-to hub for delicious, easy recipes that empower you to feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen! Thank you Food Dolls!