This Mexican rice skillet is a one pot meal you’ll make again and again. Especially because you can make it in under 30 minutes!
I am kind of in love with skillet dinners lately. 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 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.
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 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 etc. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day as well.
Serve Mexican Rice Skillet Recipe with a few tortilla chips and some fruit for a complete meal that sill disappear quickly. This recipe is also a contribution to Food Fanatic’s Easy Dinner Recipes. Check out this and all the other recipes I have shared over at Food Fanatic.
Want more? Check out all of the other One Pan Dinner Recipes here and here are some more you might like:
One Pan Southwester Chicken Skillet
Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet
Easy Cajun Blackened Salmon by Foodie with Family
Caprese Skillet Chicken by The View from the Great Island
Here are a few of my favorite kitchen items I used to make this recipe
Pots and Pans – A good set of pots and pans is a must! You want the food to cook evenly, and the pans to last for years and years! I have had these Calphalon Comtempory pans for many years, and I will love them.
Measuring Cups – nothing beats a good set of measuring cups that last a long time. I love metal measuring cups because of their durability.
Silicone Tongs – These tongs are coated in silicone, so they are great for use on non-stick pans. They work for cooking a stir fry, or just tossing together a salad