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One Skillet Mexican Rice

This Little Home of Mine
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • A handful of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of corn not drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes not drained
  • 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • A dash of garlic/pepper/salt to taste
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 Cup of Cheese Around here, we love sharp cheddar, but your fav will work, too!


  • Begin by browning/draining your meat! This meal is even easier to throw together if you've done this step ahead of time (maybe the day before) and stored the meat in the fridge ready to go!
  • In a skillet, add taco seasoning, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, garlic/pepper/salt, and 2 cups of water. Allow this mixture to simmer for approximately 5-10 minutes or so.
  • Next, dump in the rice letting all of this continue to simmer (covered) for 10-12 more minutes. Check on it here and there...stir it if it starts to stick...add a smidge more water if it's cooking too fast...you know the drill.
  • When the rice is cooked, you're ready to go! Sprinkle some cheese across the top, and then serve it with a pinch of cilantro, or a dollop of sour cream, or a few slices of avocado, or hey, how about all of the above!