If you’re looking for a healthy, vegetarian meal, look no further than this Mexican rice recipe. This recipe utilizes a handful of flavorful ingredients, including black beans and fresh lime juice. Each bite of this rice will feel like a bright and zesty party.
One of the reasons we love this Mexican rice recipe is because it’s a vegetarian meal that will truly satiate you and satisfy you. Even though there’s none of the typical lean protein we enjoy, such as fish or chicken, the meal has enough protein from the black beans to keep us full.
This Mexican rice recipe is also one of those recipes that you can whip up with pretty much any veggie you have lying around in your fridge or pantry. We love using last night’s brown rice to make use of leftovers (plus it makes this dish even quicker), but any kind of rice will do.
The rice gets tossed with canned corn, fresh diced tomatoes, diced scallion, canned black beans, lime juice, fresh cilantro, and a pinch of salt. The rice ends up looking colorful and tasting incredible.
As a garnish, you could also add some diced avocado for a dose of healthy fat. For even more great flavor, sprinkle a little bit of dried cumin into the water you cook your rice in. Feel free to swap out the rice for quinoa for greater protein and fiber in your meal.