Mexican Rice Casserole is a family-friendly dish that is a perfect dish for a busy weeknight. Looking for more than a casserole? This dish also doubles as great taco stuffings!
Easy Family Meal
Let’s be honest, I like an easy meal. Don’t you? You don’t want to spend the entire evening in the kitchen cooking. Then spend 10 minutes eating and the rest of the evening cleaning up? Nope, not me. This Mexican Rice Casserole is a super easy dish that can make a complete meal. But if you are looking for more, you can place this delicious rice mixture into a corn taco shell!
I love tacos, salsa, and Mexican inspired dishes! Visit the Recipe Index to find more yummy Mexican dishes, and make sure you check out Avocado Salsa, Veggie Burger Tacos, and Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats.
This one takes all my favorite things about Mexican food – the spices, the rice, and the tomatoes – and puts it all into a super easy casserole dish.
Uses Gluten-Free Ingredients
This casserole is vegetarian and gluten-free. Here is what I put into my casserole:
- Black Beans
The entire recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, so save this to your Pinterest board or print it out. You will definitely want to make it again.
Fresh Herbs Give it a Boost
You might notice that I use a lot of fresh herbs in my cooking. I love cooking with fresh herbs, they add immense flavor to most dishes. You can easily grow your own herbs to save cost.
I realize that cilantro might taste like soap to some people. If you enjoy cilantro, use it. But if not, it can easily be left out.
Mexican Rice Casserole
- Prepare rice per directions on package.
- Place all ingredients into an oiled casserole dish. Mix until well combined.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
- Top with additional cilantro for garnish.
Let’s talk! Leave me a comment telling me how you would enjoy this Mexican Rice Casserole? Would you eat it as is? Add a secret ingredient? Use it as a taco stuffing?