Spicy Rice, Bean and Cheese Skillet

Make it Mexican for lunch or dinner today with this quick and easy Spicy Rice, Bean and Cheese Skillet made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups Minute® Brown Rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Bring a taste of Mexico to the table today with this easy and flavorful Spicy Rice, Bean and Cheese Skillet that’s ready in just 20 minutes!

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook green peppers and garlic for 1 minute, until fragrant.

    Step 2

  • Add beans, tomatoes and green chilies and water to skillet and mix well. Bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in brown rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

    Step 4

  • Stir in cilantro and top with cheese. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

A Spicy Taste of Mexico

Spice things up with this quick and simple Spicy Rice, Bean and Cheese Skillet made with Minute® Instant Brown Rice. Don’t settle for bland, boring meals just because your busy schedule leaves you with little time to cook. With our easy and delicious recipes, you can have a fantastic dinner, fast!

Loaded with green bell peppers, diced tomatoes, green chilies, black beans, cheese and topped with fresh cilantro, this dish combines some favorite Mexican flavors in one simple recipe. Serve it as a side dish with any of your favorite Mexican main dishes, or serve it as a main. It’s as versatile as it is delicious and you’ll find yourself craving it time and time again.

Recipe Variations

If green chilies are too spicy for your liking, swap them for red bell peppers, zucchini or drained whole kernel corn for an equally-delicious, mild dish. If you’re not on a vegetarian diet, serve this recipe as a main dish by adding a bit of protein such as diced, cooked chicken. For added flavor and creaminess, top this dish with a few slices of fresh avocado and a dollop of sour cream.