Mexican Rice and Beans

Mexican Rice and Beans

  • Author: Simple Green Moms
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This Mexican Bean and Rice recipe is quick and simple to make.  It’s tasty and nutritious and will give you leftovers to reheat for the week.



  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cans (15oz) organic pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • ¾ cup salsa (fresh or jarred works!)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • sea salt + black pepper


  1. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and salsa then saute for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add spices into the skillet and stir until evenly combined. Add beans into the paste then reduce heat to low.
  3. Let the beans cook for about 15 minutes then add cooked rice. Stir everything together until evenly combined then serve immediately.

Keywords: Mexican Rice and Beans