One Pot Mexican Black Beans & Rice by Marie Tower at

One Pot Mexican Black Beans & Rice




Yield 4 Servings

This is a quick, yummy meal that is easy to throw together, and my kids loved!



  1. Cook the brown rice according to the directions on the package.
  2. While the rice cooks, heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the onion. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes and then add the cumin, chili powder, paprika and sea salt. Then add the red pepper and jalapeño. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans, corn, salsa, and cooked rice. Stir to combine.
  4. Turn the oven to broil. Top the skillet with the shredded cheese and place in the oven for 3 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly on top. Serve with corn tortillas and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!



Omit the cheddar cheese, or use a dairy-free cheese.

No Smoked Paprika

Use regular paprika instead.

Less Spicy

Omit the jalapeño.


Omit the corn and tortillas.

No Avocado Oil

Use extra virgin olive oil instead.

Save TimeCook the brown rice in advance. You can also use jasmine rice or quinoa, which cooks faster.

Recipe by Marie Tower Nutrition at