Mexican Corn and Beef Rice Bowl

Fast and simple, this Mexican-inspired rice bowl makes a hearty lunch in minutes. Topped with crumbled feta cheese, diced avocado and pickled jalapeño peppers, it’s a fiesta of flavors!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 1 min
Cooking time
COOK TIME 4 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup diced avocado
  • 2 tbsp finely crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tbsp sliced pickled jalapeño peppers

Instructions

  • All you need to prepare this corn and ground beef rice bowl is a microwave and 5 minutes! Keep our microwavable Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice handy for a quick and tasty meal, anytime.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, microwave ground beef in a microwave-safe dish on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring halfway through, until cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in corn; microwave on HIGH for 60 to 90 seconds, until corn is heated through.

    Step 3

  • Toss rice, beef and corn together in a small bowl. Garnish with avocado, feta and jalapeños.

    Recipe Tips

    If you’re all out of ground beef, feel free to substitute shredded, cooked chicken. Simply heat it along with the corn in Step 2.

    For a vegetarian option, substitute plant-based ground round for the ground beef.

No Stove Required

With our convenient and microwavable Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, you can make this simple rice bowl in just 5 minutes. Use up leftover ground beef for this recipe, or cook raw meat until it is no longer pink in a microwave-safe dish. Once your beef, corn and rice mixture is warmed up, garnish it with feta cheese, avocado and jalapeños. Or, customize this dish using what you have on hand, such as Cheddar, or Mexican Cotija or Oaxaca cheese. You can also add salsa or guacamole and crushed tortilla chips.

If you want to add whole grains to this dish, try using our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice or add in more protein with our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa.

Make Enough to Share

When you want to make quick meals like this into a family-style dinner, simply double or triple the ingredients! For a creative taco night, increase the ingredient amounts and serve this rice bowl alongside Quick and Easy Chicken Soft Tacos with Mexican Spiced Rice Paletas for dessert.

With so many options available, you can even expand your options for every night of the week with an Easy Fried Rice with Egg recipe or maybe an Egg and Rice Scramble to have breakfast for dinner!