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Mexican Rice Bowls

Jul 31, 2013

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!




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  1. megan says:

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

  2. This looks delicious! What kind of wooden bowl is that you have all of the ingredients in?

  3. Lucy says:

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

  4. Leslie says:

    That looks amazing! I could eat Mexican food every day.

  5. Meredith says:

    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 šŸ™‚

  6. Big fan. I still can't do mexican restaurants but fresh mex at home is my new jam.

  7. Mexican is the BEST pregnancy food. Yummy!

  8. Colleen says:

    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!

  9. LuLu says:

    This looks so delicious! I want to make them soon.


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

  11. Anderson says:

    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!

  12. Christina says:

    YESSS. This is like my life in a bowl.

  13. "le sigh" – your recipes always have me craving dinner at 8am šŸ˜‰ this looks SO good xo

  14. Alexa says:

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

  15. 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!

  16. I wish my hubby liked Mexican food. I also could eat it every day.

  17. Kim Santos says:

    We made this last night for dinner. Amazing!!! Thanks for the idea.

  18. Kim Santos says:

    We made this last night for dinner. Amazing!!! Thanks for the idea.