Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe

Erin S. | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Mexican Rice Skillet is a perfect, one pot meal. So quick and easy.

I am kind of in love with skillet dinners lately, and I'm guessing I can't be the only one. They are so quick and easy to make, plus you can change them up in so many different ways. Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet was the start of it.

Mexican Rice Skillet Photo

Mexican food is one of our favorites, so I switched it up and made an Enchilada Pasta Skillet that was a huge success. So this Mexican rice skillet was the next progression.

Mexican Rice Skillet Picture

Skillet dinners are great because you only get one pan dirty, and dinner is ready in about 25 minutes. On busy weeknights when getting dinner on the table is a struggle, you don’t want to have a ton of clean up to do after dinner. So, one pan dinners are ideal.

Between my son’s basketball practice two nights a week, homework, and other activities some nights dinner is the last thing I want to think about. So it is really nice to have a few recipes in my arsenal, that I know everyone will eat, and come together quickly.

Mexican Rice Skillet Image

Mexican rice skillet is so easy to customize to your families taste. I used corn kernels in mine, but you can use black beans if your family likes them. You can switch up the protein if you want too. Ground beef, turkey, chicken, or even a meat substitute would all work equally well.

Plus, you can top it with any of your favorite taco toppings; tomatoes, avocado, black olives, sour cream, cilantro - you name it, it's good here. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day as well.

Mexican Rice Skillet Pic

Serve Mexican rice skillet with a few tortilla chips and some fruit for a complete meal that will disappear quickly. If you've got a few extra minutes, this Winter fruit salad would be fantastic too.

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Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Onion, Finely chopped
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Uncooked Long Grain White Rice
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro-Tel
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Fresh Cilantro


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat brown grown beef, breaking apart. Add onions, and cook until soft. Stir in taco seasoning until the meat is evenly coated.
  2. Add corn kernels, salsa, rice, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Stir until well mixed. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through, and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the dish. Cover and heat until cheese is melted.
  4. Top with desired toppings to serve.


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Author: Erin S.
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 259
Calories 367

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 1302mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 20g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin S.

About Erin

Erin is passionate about quick and easy dinners that lead to family togetherness on her blog, Dinners, Dishes & Desserts. How could we not ask her to share that passion as an Easy Dinner fanatic?

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