Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice

If you don’t like corn – leave it out – if you love corn why not double it – don’t have black beans use kidney or pinto. If you like a little heat add some diced jalapeno, don’t have rice no problem- use quinoa. Sometimes I add salsa or chopped tomatoes – just depends on what it’s being served with. Remember usually I just toss ingredients in the bowl, stir and when it looks good I serve it. If you stick with the lime juice, cilantro, brown rice and a touch of salt it’s pretty much like the rice at Chipotle. This is good eats and it can’t get any easier.

Fiesta Rice

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice or use cooked quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed or fresh grilled corn
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced including the green tops
  • juice of 1 lime and the zest if you wish

Combine all the ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir until well combined. Serve hot or at room temperature. This can be a side dish with enchiladas, burritos or tacos or served as a main dish. You can eat it wrapped up in warm corn tortillas topped off with salsa. Serve it over a bed of shredded romaine with home made corn tortilla chips and add some chopped avocado.

Yield: approximately 6 cups

Servings: 8      Servings Size: about 3/4 cup


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  1. Plant Based Vegan Entertaining – What to serve? » Nutmeg Notebook says:

    […] – it’s how I used to make brown rice before I got a rice cooker. I had intended to make my Fiesta Brown Rice for this meal but I ran out of time. It could be made ahead of time and reheated prior to serving […]

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