Chicken and Rice Tostadas

Have a little fiesta with these perfectly seasoned and tasty Chicken and Rice Tostadas made with Minute® Instant White Rice in just 15 minutes!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 3-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 2 cups cooked, diced chicken breast
  • 8 tostada shells
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tomato, diced


  • Make lunchtime feel like a fiesta with these quick and tasty Chicken and Rice Tostadas. Loaded with your favorite Mexican flavors, they’re guaranteed to satisfy.

    Step 1

    Prepare rice according to package directions, adding taco seasoning to the water.

    Step 2

    In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, microwave refried beans on HIGH for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Set aside.

    Step 3

    In a separate bowl, microwave chicken on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until heated through.

    Step 4

    Spread refried beans on tostada shells. Top with rice, chicken, salsa, sour cream and tomato.

    Recipe Tip:

    Feel free to add your favorite toppings to this dish. Spice things up with some hot sauce, cool things off with fresh avocado, or add some grated cheese for even more flavor.

Mexican, It’s What’s for Lunch

There are plenty of reasons why so many people love Mexican cuisine — the spicy seasonings, the array of textures and the addition of delicious toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, cilantro, lime, etc. These flavor-filled dishes are colorful and irresistible! Here at Minute® Rice, we offer many Mexican-inspired dishes, as well as tasty and conveniently simple recipes from different cuisines from around the world like microwavable Egg Fried Rice and much more.

One of our favorite Mexican-inspired recipes is our Chicken and Rice Tostadas made with Minute® Instant White Rice. You would never guess how incredibly easy it is to put this delicious and satisfying meal together! These crunchy tostadas are loaded with several of the Mexican food staples you love, such as white rice seasoned with taco seasoning, creamy refried beans, juicy diced chicken, fresh tomatoes, chunky salsa and sour cream. If you’ve got 15 minutes to follow 4 easy steps, then you’ve got time for this amazing lunch or dinner even on your busiest day! Try them now and never settle for a bland or boring meal again.

Try this recipe with all of your favorite toppings alongside seasoned Mexican Rice or a Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole for a great, complete meal!

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