This post is sponsored by Minute Rice Canada as part of the#WeekdayWin campaign. My Kitchen Love has been compensated monetarily and with product, although all opinions remain my own.
I’ve got another 15 minute meal alert! That’s right, from start to finish this One Pot Tex-Mex Rice is ready to rock the dinner table and your family’s taste buds. Thanks to Minute Rice’s Whole Grain Brown Rice that is ready to eat in 10 minutes, I’ve got a 6 ingredient recipe to fuel the family. And only 1 pot to clean. Greatest weekday ever! Even the tiniest pickiest eaters will jump onboard to devour this dish (well mine did anyways).
Let’s talk about Minute Rice for a moment and what it actually is to make sure your family is still getting all the nutrients possible. Minute Rice is a non-GMO 100% whole grain rice that is pre-cooked before packaging. No additives, no preservatives, just straight up rice that takes less time to get on the dinner table. Rice has always been a crowd pleaser with our 3 little kids and it is so nice to have a quick cooking option for those truly crazy days without compromising nutrition.
This dish makes me smile. Weird, right? It makes me smile because it is so good and it’s ready before I could even get delivery for dinner. My main issue with making supper is that I have very little time to make it. Time runs away on me between running the kids between activities, nap times, constant cleanup, baths and so on. This recipe calls for items that I carry in my pantry and freezer. Minute Rice, ground beef, a can of black beans, corn, taco seasoning and topped with raw tomatoes at the end for a splash of colour and some extra veg. Skip the beef for a 5 ingredient vegetarian option or skip the beans if you’ve got a very picky eater on your hands.
My kids love this dish. I’ve made it a lot lately, as one does when recipe testing, but the results consistently remain the same. One twin picks out the beans, the other picks out the corn (or “popcorn” as she calls), and the baby inhales it all. I don’t highlight or argue about the dislikes , but I also don’t change the recipe. If they truly don’t like those ingredients they can spend the extra time picking out the beans or corn accordingly. I do serve this dish with avocado and bell pepper slices (you all know how much I love getting those extra veggies in!), as well as sour cream or plain Greek yogurt on the side so everyone feels that they’ve had “input” into their meal by personalizing with garnishes (a GREAT way to get picky eaters on board is letting them pick what they want on top for garnishes).
I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live recipe demonstration for this recipe soon (exact date and time to be confirmed). A direct link to my Facebook Page here if you’d like to follow along. I’ll be creating an FB Event as soon as the details are finalized. Fingers crossed I don’t drop a pan on my foot or something. 😉
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- 1 1/3 cup Minute Brown Rice
- 1 lbs 554 grams extra-lean ground beef
- 1 x 330 mL/13 oz black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn fresh, canned or frozen
- 2 tbsp taco seasoning*
- 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
- Optional Garnishes: chopped fresh cilantro leaves red bell pepper slices, avocado slices, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
In a large skillet over medium-hight heat, brown meat until browning, about 5 minutes.
Add taco seasoning and rice, mix well to fully coat rice and meat with seasoning.
Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add beans and corn and cook for 2-3 minutes or until beans and corn are warmed through.
Top with tomatoes and serve alongside any desired garnishes.
* Taco Seasoning - if you don't have any taco seasoning mixture here's my version that's easy to whip up: 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp paprika (I use hot, but sweet will work as well), 1 tsp Kosher salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1/2 tsp dried oregano
** Dish keeps well in fridge, making any leftovers an excellent lunch.