Mexican Rice with Beans – Using Brown Rice

Mexican Rice with Beans using brown rice
Mexican Rice with Beans

Winter is a season where your food cravings/taste buds just go on a twist or toss…..I mean with so many holidays and best of the holiday treats the food choices are endless.

So continuing our holiday food spree, Today I wanted to share with you all a very healthy, quick and flavor packed recipe of “Mexican Rice with Beans” using brown rice. It’s made using healthy veggies along with rice, seasoning and any kind of broth (vegetable / chicken). And to give it an extra spark, you can add some tabasco sauce and Taco seasoning but as said, it’s completely optional.

I know a lot of us LOVE to eat rice ….. it’s like a top level comfort food dish (any variety) but because of some restrictions, we hardly eat it regularly.
Hence, whenever I get a chance/recipe, I try to incorporate brown rice into a regular (white rice) dish …. Now the main challenge with such recipes is that some of them ONLY taste good in white rice and there’s so substitute.

BUT using brown rice in this recipe makes it absolutely yummy and I guarantee you won’t miss the white rice here and we can eat it more often.


Enjoy and Share !

Mexican Rice with BeansMexican Rice with Beans
Serves: 4 People
Serve as an entree or as a side.

Pot – To cook the rice
Large Spoon/Spatula – For sauteing and stirring

2 Cups
Brown Rice –You can use any long grain

1 Cup
Boiled Red Beans(Rajma) – You can use
canned beans too(Just drain water)

½ Cup Onion – Finely Chopped

1 Can
Tomato Sauce – You can use fresh or
canned tomato

Cloves Garlic – Finely Chopped
1 Jalapeño
– Finely Chopped
Chicken Bullion – You may use veggie
bullion/homemade broth/water as per convenience

3 Cups
Water – You can “Omit” this if
using broth.

of One Lemon
3 Tbsp
Olive Oil – Any Flavorless oil

2 Tsp
Salt (As per taste)
1 Tsp
Red Chili Powder 
¼ Tsp
Crushed Black Pepper
1 Tsp
Mexican Seasoning (Optional)For some extra flavor.
1 Tbsp
Tabasco Sauce(Optional) You can use any pepper based light texture sauce like Tapato/Cholula/Etc


  1. In a
    large pot, heat oil for a minute.
  2. Turn
    heat to medium, add chopped onion, jalapeño and sauté for a minute(The onions would turn slight brown).
  3. Now,
    add rice, garlic and sauté for about 3mins (Till rice looks golden caramelized brown).
  4. Add
    tomato sauce and sauté for another minute.
  5. Now,
    add seasoning, chicken bullion, beans, water, stir everything and cover the pot for
    the rice to cook for about 10-15mins.
  6. Once
    the rice is cooked, sprinkle lemon juice and fluff the rice evenly.
  7. Optional Step – Sprinkle tabasco and taco seasoning on top
  8. Transfer in serving bowls/plates and Serve

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