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Mexican Rice Bowl

Make the best Mexican rice bowl by combining shredded beef and Mexican rice with your favorite side dishes. This healthy burrito bowl is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. A new family favorite that everyone will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: beef burrito bowl, healthy burrito bowl, mexican beef, mexican rice bowl
Servings: 6
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Prepare your rice, beef, corn and cooked vegetables. You can use the recipes found by clicking the links above, use your own recipes, or buy these dishes precooked. For example, feel free to use microwave Mexican rice pouches if that is easier.
    2 cups Mexican rice, 2 cups shredded beef, 2 cups roasted corn, 2 cups sauteed bell peppers and onions
  • Wash, and dice or slice the cilantro, tomatoes, avocado and lettuce. Slice the limes.
    1 avocado, ⅓ cup cilantro, 2 tomatoes, 2 cup lettuce, 2 limes
  • Drain and rinse the black beans.
    1 can black beans
  • Combine the prepared dishes in a bowl, and add the fresh vegetables.
    1 cup salsa, 1 cup sour cream
  • Serve with a few slices of lime, and a spoonful of salsa and sour cream on top of each bowl. Alternatively, serve the meal family style, and allow everyone to assemble their own bowl with the dishes they prefer.



  • Serving idea: Prepare Mexican style side dishes, and serve them like a buffet. Allow everyone to assemble their own rice bowls.
  • Storing: Store any leftovers separately in the refrigerator to keep them fresh. The beef and rice can be stored for up to 2 days, and reheated in a microwave. The vegetables normally stay fresh for longer.
  • Alternative ingredients: The dishes listed in this recipe are only suggestions. Feel free to replace any of them with any other Mexican dishes you love. I have recommended many alternatives in the post above.
  • Cooking time: The exact cooking time and ingredients needed will vary depending on which dishes you add to your rice bowl. You should be able to prepare everything in less than 1 hour in total. If you replace the shredded beef with a quicker recipe, the cooking time is reduced to 30-40 minutes.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2671IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg