Black Beans and Rice Tostadas

Impress your friends with a Mexican-style dish that everyone will love. Try these Black Beans and Rice Tostadas for a quick dinner tonight!

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Black Beans and Rice Tostadas

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 5
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 10 flour or corn tortillas
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (11 oz) corn, drained
  • 1 pkg (1.25 oz) dry taco seasoning mix
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa or taco sauce


  • If you’re wondering what a tostada is, you’ve come to the right place! Originating in Mexico, a tostada is a crispy tortilla loaded up with delicious toppings. Easy to make and fun to eat, our delicious Black Beans and Rice Tostadas can be personalized with whatever toppings you have on hand.

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray both sides of tortillas with nonstick cooking spray and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.

    Step 2

  • Bake tortillas for 10 minutes, or until crisp and lightly browned.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 4

  • Stir beans, corn and taco seasoning mix into cooked rice. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

    Step 5

  • Top crisped tortillas evenly with rice mixture. Garnish with lettuce, cheese and salsa.

    Recipe Tip

    For an added hit of Mexican flavor, add a pinch of chili flakes to the boiling water before adding the rice.

Layers of Flavor

Don’t let the ease of this tostada recipe fool you. This dish might be ready in minutes, but it definitely doesn’t skimp on flavor! Traditionally from Mexico, tostadas are meant to be a quick and easy meal you can enjoy any time of the day. Starting with a baked, crispy tortilla, this meal gets more and more exciting as you layer it with your favorite toppings. The best part? The topping options are almost endless, which is why tostadas are such a fun and delicious meal. Nonetheless, there is one ingredient that, to us, is an absolute staple for an excellent tostada; the fluffy, delicious rice!

This recipe for veggie tostadas with black beans calls for Minute® Instant White Rice. These light and fluffy grains can be prepared on the stovetop or in a microwave and take about 5 minutes to cook to perfection. Bake the tortillas while cooking the rice and when the rice is done, mix it with the beans and taco seasoning. It’s as simple as that! Keep the grains warm and start layering the toppings over the crispy and slightly browned tortillas.

Mexican Mealtime

If you want to add this recipe to your weekly meal-prep here’s our advice: cook the rice and beans in advance and store them in the fridge in an airtight container until you’re ready to eat. Or, make this a no-cook recipe by using one of our Ready To Serve Rice cups.

Going with the no-cook option? Awesome! Grab your lunchbox and pack a cup of Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice, or try our flavorful Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice. Use canned beans to save even more time and pack the remaining toppings in separate containers. Replace the taco seasoning with your favorite salsa and you’re good to go. Microwave the rice cup at lunchtime and enjoy a quality meal in a matter of seconds.

If you want to prepare more food ahead of time, check out this Red Beans and Rice recipe. Alternatively, prepare this 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner along with your tostadas to switch things up throughout the week. You’ll also want to add our Microwave Egg Fried Rice to the rotation. It comes together in minutes and can easily be prepared in the microwave!

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