Chicken and Rice Tostadas

Have a little fiesta with our perfectly seasoned Chicken and Rice Tostadas, made with Minute® Instant White Rice. Ready in just 10 minutes, these tasty tostadas are as easy to make as they are delicious!

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Chicken and Rice Tostadas

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 3-4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
  • 2 cups diced, cooked 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.

Make it Mexican!

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, and more! Flavor-filled Mexican 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, such as our Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

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 10 minutes to follow 4 easy steps, then you’ve got time for this amazing lunch or dinner even on your busiest day! Try this dish today, and never settle for a bland or boring meal again.

Try this recipe with all of your favorite toppings alongside our seasoned Mexican Rice Recipe for a complete meal. For another crowd-pleaser, make our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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