Tex Mex Rice: In a microwave safe bowl, combine rice, black beans, corn and salt. Heat rice according to package directions.
Taco Beef: Meanwhile, in large skillet set over medium heat, add oil. Cook onions and garlic for 5 to 6 mins or until softened. Add ground beef, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, sugar, lime juice, salt and black pepper for 10 to 12 mins or until meat is browned.
Divide rice among 2 bowls. Top evenly with taco beef, 2 tbsp cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream and 1 tbsp salsa. Garnish a lime wedge, 2 tbsp fresh cilantro and 1/2 cup tortilla chips.
For homemade tortilla strips. Thinly sliced corn tortillas into strips. Shallow fry in vegetable oil set over medium heat until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
Alternatively, package recipe components separately in resealable containers for meal prep options or package the bowl as a grab-and-go meal in individual containers. Store refrigerated for 2 to 3 days.
Bursting with flavor, this Tex Mex rice bowl delights your tastebuds with flavors from South Texas.The combination of the Mahatma® Ready to Heat Cilantro Lime Rice and the smoky cumin beef, creates a filling and delicious meal perfect to prepare for mid-week lunches.
Though Mexican cuisine is often associated with spice, Tex Mex tones down the heat by using recipes with less chilis and more smokey spices such as Cumin and Paprika. However if you want to spice it up, a fresh diced Jalapeno pepper is a great addition to add an extra kick while still complementing the ingredients used! For some additional spice in your life, check out this Spicy Air Fryer Rice.
Have extra time for some extra flavor? Instead of using frozen corn, char an ear of corn on the grill for that extra smoky kick and gourmet flavor worth sharing with friends and family.
Originating from the Rio Grande Valley, Tex-Mex combines cuisine from Mexico with ingredients more commonly found in Southern Texas/Northern Mexico. Though they share similarities, there are many distinguishing factors that keep Tex-mex from being Mexican. Characterized by the use of black beans, cumin, wheat flour and yellow cheese, Tex-Mex has its own unique flavor profile that is entirely different from traditional Mexican food. Popularized in San Antonio Texas, dishes such as chili, nachos and fajitas are now a staple of Texas cuisine.
This dish is easy to meal prep to have delicious homemade lunches throughout the week. To avoid making the rice soggy while in the fridge, package the sour cream and salsa in a separate container!
Love the Mahatma® Ready to Heat Cilantro Lime Rice? Try the Cilantro Rice Taco Bowl for an equally easy and delicious meal with similar flavors. Or change it up and try our Honey Garlic Beef Rice Bowl made with Mahatma® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice