These tasty taquitos are the best way to satisfy your craving for savory flavors. Easy to make and absolutely delicious, these Black Bean and Rice Taquitos can be served as an appetizer, lunch or dinner.
Quick soak beans in Instant Pot and drain once done. Add beans and 3 cups water to Instant Pot. Cover with lid and lock. Select Pressure Cook setting on High pressure for 10 minutes or cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until beans are tender.
When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure. Once pressure is released, remove lid. Drain and set aside.
Add rice and 2 cups water to Instant Pot; cover with lid and lock. Select Pressure Cook setting on High pressure for 3 minutes or cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until rice is tender.
When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure. Once pressure is released, remove lid.
Transfer white rice and beans to large bowl. Stir in tomato paste, chipotles, adobo sauce and sazon seasoning. Let cool completely. Stir in cheese and cilantro.
Warm tortillas according to package directions. Add 1/4 cup filling down along center of each tortilla; roll up tightly. Brush lightly with oil. Place seam side down on parchment paper-lined tray.
Preheat air fryer according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Place four taquitos in air fryer basket. Air fry at 400°F for 4 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining taquitos.
Serve taquitos with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo for dipping.
Substitute flour tortillas for corn tortillas if preferred.
For additional smoky flavor, add cooked crumbled bacon to taquitos.
Substitute Oaxaca cheese for Monterey Jack cheese if desired.
If you don’t have an Air Fryer, oven-bake them for added crunchy texture.
Not only are they easy to make, but these vegetarian taquitos are also versatile and making simple substitutions can completely transform the recipe to your liking.
if you want some extra protein, try adding cooked ground beef or shredded chicken to the filling. This recipe is already vegetarian but you can also skip the cheese, or use a vegan cheese alternative, and add more veggies for a tasty dairy and meat-free version.
For a more aromatic rice variety, swap in our Thai Jasmine Rice, however, make sure to adjust the recipe with 1½ cups of water per each cup of rice.
Whether you are hosting a dinner for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo fiesta or inviting friends over to watch the big game, these taquitos are the perfect crunchy solutions that require delicious ingredients and are easy to make.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can use the same ingredients to make other finger food recipes. Switch things up with Chorizo and Rice Empanadas or even some creamy chorizo croquetas. Or use your Air Fryer to make other crispy starters like this Air Fryer Arancini with Arroz Rojo and a cheesy filling. Finger food is always a good choice when you’re entertaining a big group but can’t decide what to make! Try more delicious recipe ideas using our Game Day Snacks and Appetizers.
Continue exploring delicious dishes like these crunchy taquitos by trying our Mexican Rice recipe or a Spanish-inspired Vegetarian Paella recipe. Need a dessert idea? Try our Arroz con leche puerto rico.