Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup

This quick and easy Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup makes soup for one a breeze and is packed with flavor and veggies.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen fajita-style vegetables
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 ground cumin (optional)
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • tortilla chips, crushed
  • fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • If you’re looking for a comforting soup, this recipe is just the ticket! Made with our Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice, it’s a Tex-Mex flavor bomb.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice and beans according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl combine rice and beans, broth, vegetables, garlic powder and cumin, if using.

    Step 3

  • Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Remove from microwave and stir in lime juice.

    Step 5

  • Serve topped with cheese, tortilla chips and cilantro.

    Recipe Tips

  • Add cooked, chopped fajita chicken or beef for more protein.

Soup For One, Please?

If you’re not a big leftovers person, this soup is perfect for you. The recipe makes 1 serving, so no need to spend the week stuck eating the same lunch. It’s also perfect for using up leftover, cooked chicken or beef. Enjoy this Tex Mex-style comfort soup, and you’ll never go back to your “go to” beans and rice again.

What makes it so delicious? This Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice Soup is a medley of Mexican flavors, broth, fajita-style vegetables and zesty lime juice. Topped with cilantro, Mexican blend cheese and tortilla chips, it has all the mouthwatering qualities you’d expect from a Southwestern dish.

Fajita-style vegetables, warm ground cumin, and melted cheese round out this savory broth, while chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice give it an added kick. That’s right; yum is an understatement.

Quick & Easy Soup

When we say fast, we mean it! This recipe takes just 5-minutes to prepare, start to finish! If that’s not quick and easy, we don’t know what is.

Try our Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans and Rice, and you’ll see just how easy it is to turn a delicious cup of rice into a filling Mexican soup.

Like what you hear? We thought you might! Check out some more recipes for quick and easy soups on our website or more tasty beans and rice recipe ideas!

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