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Easy and Delicious Mexican Rice Bowl Recipe

The following post is presented by Della Rice


I actually spent a lot of time to figure out what my second rice bowl from Della Rice would be. The options were endless! The Steak, Veggie and Avocado Della Rice bowl was pretty awesome so I knew I had to match it–and I think I did!


This recipe creates Mexican rice using Jasmine White Rice. I’d never made Mexican rice before and who knew it was so easy! It was the first time I’ve made rice in a sautée pan versus a regular pot. The recipe called for seasoning the oil as well which is also a total first for me! I was totally happy with the result though!


I also bought 93% lean ground beef which is great because it’s low on the fat but high on the protein. The thing about ground beef is the less fat it has folks tend to complain about less flavor–I seasoned the meat with taco seasoning and I didn’t notice a difference!SAMSUNG CSC

I also added guacamole to the dish because…guacamole! Confession: I didn’t have the time to make guacamole so I stopped at Chipotle and grabbed a side of guac for $3. Since the dish only calls for a teaspoon or so, once of the small containers is more than enough for multiple plates.


The entire dish consists of Mexican seasoned Jasmine Della Rice, Lean Ground Beef, Guacamole and a sprinkle of Cheese. The household really loved this one, even the super picky older child was asking for more.

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Prep Time: 30 Minutes (without Guacamole or with store bought guacamole) 50 Minutes with homemade Guacamole

Mexican Rice (adapted from All Recipes):

1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 cups water 
1 cup Jasmine Della Rice uncooked
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 onion (optional)
1/4 red pepper (optional)
2 1/2 cups water (modified by me)
1 (6.5 ounce) can tomato sauce


  1. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season oil with onion powder and garlic powder. Cook and stir rice in seasoned oil until rice is golden, 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour water and tomato sauce over the rice; stir. Add thinly sliced peppers and onions (optional). Bring the mixture to a boil, cover the skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. IMPORTANT: Keep stirring and add water if rice starts to stick. Taste rice at the 15 minute mark to see if it has fully cooked. If not, add small amounts of water and keep stirring. 

1lb 93% lean ground beef
1/4 onion (optional)
1/4 red pepper (optional)
1 package taco seasoning (or make your own)


Place ground beef in skillet on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning until cooked. Once cooked, add more taco seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. 

Guacamole–optional (check out my go to recipe here)

1/4 cup 4 cheese Mexican blend shredded


Start with the base layer of rice, place cooked ground beef in the middle, top with one tablespoon of guacamole and a sprinkle of cheese. Wala! You have got a yummy Mexican rice bowl!

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What is your favorite rice bowl? Favorite Mexican dish?

Dawn Conklin

Monday 5th of August 2019

I am so glad I found your recipe! I love foods with Mexican rice (or just the yellow spanish rice even) and this is something the whole family will enjoy :) I haven't tried making Mexican or yellow rice homemade yet but now that I see how easy it is, it will be my go to for my fajitas too.

I like to pick leaner meats as well but it depends on what I am making. Walmart now sometimes has 96 percent, not sure if they have it by you yet or not tho. It actually has the heart healthy label on it - I never thought I would see that sticker on ground beef!

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That looks really good missy. I love yummy, warm, rice bowls.