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mexican rice skillet - the perfect weeknight dinner

Marni Katz
make this skillet dinner in under 30 minutes.  great for busy week nights!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 409 kcal


  • rice skillet
  • 1 box Near Spanish Rice and seasoning packet
  • ½ cup jarred salsa
  • 2 cups water
  • 15 oz can seasoned black beans drained
  • 15 0 z can corn drained
  • optional toppings: shredded cheese avocado, guacamole, hot sauce
  • fried eggs
  • 4 eggs
  • glug or two of olive oil
  • kosher salt


  • to a large saute pan (that has a lid) over medium-high heat, add all of the ingredients
  • stir together to make sure everything is evenly distributed and bring to a boil
  • once it reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15-20 minutes until rice is cooked through
  • be sure to give things a stir every few minutes to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pan
  • once rice is cooked through, turn off heat, fluff rice skillet with a fork and let sit covered until ready to serve
  • at this point prep protein (fried eggs, ground beef with taco seasoning, shredded rotisserie chicken
  • serve in bowls with protein on top and any other additional toppings (shredded cheese, guacamole, hot sauce, shredded lettuce, etc).


Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 14gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 161mgPotassium: 544mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 290IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy rice recipe, mexican rice skillet, one pan dinner
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