South of the Border Rice and Beans

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Veggies, beans and cheese turn boring white rice into a dish filled with flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat broiler, coat baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In skillet heat oil.
  3. Add next 7 ingredients, cook, stirring until tender, 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add broth and bring to boil, stir in rice.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in beans& 1/2 cup cheese.
  7. Cover, let stand 5 minutes, then transfer to baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and broil until cheese is melted.
  9. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with hot pepper sauce if desired.


Most Helpful

Nice and pretty quick dish. I don't do cilantro, so we increased the cumin, and added some chili powder, too. Pretty tasty.

CWlaz November 20, 2016

Very flavorful and colorful. Nice side dish with a Mexican meal.

Ginny Sue January 01, 2009

This was great! I used brown rice, so it took a bit longer to cook. Next time I may try the white rice. I also used a whole can of tomatoes, rather than one medium tomato, and we really liked how juicy the extra tomatoes made this dish. And I used a lot more cheese than called for -- we really like things cheesy! Next time I would probably increase the cilantro, too. There will definitely be a next time for this dish -- it's a keeper!

Paramela October 01, 2007

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