Are you getting ready Cinco de Mayo? If so, I have 10 delicious recipes you should try including this Mexican Rice Casserole!
Are you ready to enjoy Cinco de Mayo this weekend? This Mexican Rice Casserole is a great choice for a celebration, plus these 10 Cinco de Mayo recipes will help complete your menu!
Mexican Rice Casserole
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We love to do our own little feast at home to celebrate. I think it’s fun just to get in the spirit of the holiday and fun for the whole family. Before we had kids, my husband and I would go out and eat on Cinco de Mayo, but now with kids, it is just easier if we eat at home. I’m sure the restaurant patrons would thank us for that too, but we really do love having our own food at home anyway.
Of course chips and queso are always a must but we like to mix it up with appetizers, main dishes, and desserts too. We decided to try out this Mexican Rice Casserole this past week and loved it. I figured it should be on our menu too now. I did a great mix of veggies, rice, and beef, then you can eat it as is, with chips, in a lettuce wrap, or with tortillas.
My husband loves to eat this with tortillas and I prefer chips. I will say though if you are making it more healthy then with lettuce is a great way to do it. Then, dip it in salsa and you are all set!
What types of foods do you like to try for Cinco de Mayo? Be sure to share them with us, plus check out these 10 Cinco de Mayo recipes, I’m certain you will be able to build your menu now!
10 Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Watermelon Jicama Salad by Mom Endeavors
Cheesy Bubble Up Enchiladas by See Vanessa Craft
Black Bean Salsa Salad by A Night Owl Blog
Easy Mexican Layer Salad by Spaceships & Laserbeams
Mexican Rice Casserole by Mommy Hates Cooking
Black Bean Dip by Two Twenty One
Churro Cupcakes by Happiness is Homemade
Taco Salad Bites by Play Party Plan
Margarita Mix Chicken Quinoa Tacos by Strawberry Mommycakes
Homemade Churro Bites by The Idea Room
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Mexican Rice Casserole
- 1 Lb Ground Beef
- 1 Package Taco Seasoning or Gluten Free Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup White Onion Diced
- 4 Cups Rice Cooked
- 1 Cup Black Beans
- 1 Cup Corn
- 1 Red Pepper Diced
- 1 Green Pepper Diced
- 1 Tomato Diced
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro Chopped
- 1/2 Lime
- Optional - Cheese Tortillas, Chips, Lettuce, Sour Cream, Salsa
- Begin by browning the ground beef and combining with the taco seasoning as instructed on the package.
- Once the beef is fully done and seasoned, set aside.
- In a cast iron skillet, add in the olive oil and onion up to medium-high heat and saute the onion for about 5 minutes.
- Add in the rice, black beans, corn, peppers, tomato, cilantro, and the ground beef.
- Squeeze juice from lime over the entire dish.
- Mix this up well and let it warm throughout for about 15 minutes.
- Serve topped with additional cilantro and optional items.
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Comments & Reviews
Lori Bosworth says
This looks like a great dish to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I would definitely make this as I love Mexican food, but I would probably omit the corn because I’ve never been able to eat corn. Hope you have a great celebration!
I hope you have a great celebration too! Enjoy!
This looks so good! I may have to make some and bring it into the office for Cinco de Mayo! I love how we can use Fresh ingredients that can make all the flavors pop!
Tammilee Tips says
I can’t believe that it I time for Cinco De Mayo already!! I am excited Mexican is one of my favorite foods to make! This sounds like amazing rice that my husband would love as well!
Me too! Where has this year gone?
Jennifer Van Huss says
That looks delightful. I am just like you I hate cooking. I saw a funny quote today that said “Geez! Why do they want dinner EVER night” If it was as easy as this one why not!
Exactly!! Every night…must have dinner. LOL
Melissa Dixon says
This looks like a new one for our family to try. My husband and daughter both love meals like this and I just don’t make them enough. This would be a fun way to switch things up a bit.
Mexican rice casserole is such a classic! I haven’t made one in months. I will have to get started on these again. Pinning for later. 🙂
Jessyca Dahlin says
Looks so yummy! It seems super simple and quick, I will be adding this to my recipe bookmark! And any excuse to eat ethnic food is a good excuse!
We love all kinds of Mexican dishes! When we go out for Mexican, it’s always so hard to choose! At home, we do a lot of nachos, tacos and one pot rice dishes like this. It’s a great way to use left over rice, plus anything I can add avocado and cilantro too are always high on my “things to make” list!
Jessica Harlow says
This casserole seems like a perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo! I love Mexican food and this recipe looks easy!
Bites for Foodies says
I make a Tex-Mex rice dish that’s very similar to this one…and the family loves it. It is so easy to make and you can put just about any ingredient and condiment in it!
Dina Demarest says
All of this food looks so delicious! Cinco de Mayo food is always a hit in our house.
Tanya @ Moms Small Victories says
I don’t use my cast iron skillet often enough, I’m still nervous about using it for some reason. This recipe looks fabulous, we love Mexican food and I love how easy casseroles are to make.
Stopping by from Merry Monday and hope you’ll linkup with us at Small Victories Sunday Linkup too, we’re open all week!
Emily @ The Benson Street says
I love this idea. I love mexican recipes. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party!!
Brett Martin says
psssssh. lets celebrate cinco de every month please! bring on the black beans!
thanks for joining delicious dishes!!