Mexican Rice Bowls

I have said it before but I am a freak for Mexican Food. My favorite
food genre by far, I could eat it everyday. We usually do taco night on
Wednesday nights, but lately I have gotten the urge to switch things up-
that and taco + tequila night is just not the same without the
tequila. This week I decided to make Mexican Rice Bowls.  Matt and I
both agreed they were incredible and we will be making them often.  If you pre-chop the toppings this takes no time to assemble and cook,  it is such an easy week night meal.   We
used ground beef in ours but you could easily substitute chicken,
turkey, shrimp or even just do all vegetarian.  Honestly I thought it was great with just the veggies! 


:: M E X I C A N   R I C E   B O W L S ::

– 1 cup uncooked white rice (cook according to bag)

– 2 ears of corn

– 1 avocado diced

– 1 can black beans, rinsed

– 2 jalapenos diced

– 1 tomato diced

– 1/4 red onion diced

– 1 pound ground beef

– Taco seasoning

– Mexican Queso

– Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese

– Salsa

– Sour Cream

– Tortillas for side

Cook rice according to box/bag instructions.  We found one cup was plenty for both of us with leftovers.  

Cook ground beef and season with taco seasoning (we make homemade seasoning, recipe HERE). 

 Peel ears of corn and wrap in foil.  Bake in oven at 350 degrees about 30 minutes.  Chop kernels off corn after it has slightly cooled.

Heat up Queso on stove or in microwave.  

Start layering bowls, start with rice, ground beef, queso, and then all other ingredients.  Heat Tortillas in oven or microwave, roll and place on side of bowl (totally optional but we liked it to dip in).  Top with salsa and sour cream and serve!



  1. July 31, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Cameron is obsessed with these at Mex 1 so I'll have to try and make them at home…during the weekend of course. 🙂

  2. July 31, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    What kind of Mexican queso do you use? I can never find any that is as good as the restaurants!

  3. July 31, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    We recently made a variation of this with the easy brown rice bags from Trader Joes and a few different veggies, and it was AMAZING! So easy, so tastey, and filling 🙂

  4. July 31, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    I was going to make tacos tonight but was wondering how I could change it up a bit. I'll definitely be making this instead. Thanks!

  5. July 31, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    This sounds amazing! I love Mexican food because it is so easy to make it vegetarian. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. July 31, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Will you do a post on how to chop all those delish veggies? I know this seems silly to an expert chef like yourself, but that is the most intimidating part of cooking for me and I would love to know your tricks!

  7. July 31, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    Oh wow yummy! I am such a sucker for Mexican food as well! I feel like I can ALWAYS have it!

  8. July 31, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    I'm right there with ya…Mexican food is by far my favorite. I could eat it every single day! These sound super easy and so delish!

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