I honestly thought I wasn’t a big fan of Mexican Rice (after trying it at various typical Mexican restaurants) until my husband suggested we make it from scratch at home … much better! So, we decided to build a whole bowl around yummy homemade Mexican Rice that turned out to be the perfect DIY weeknight meal that everyone can assemble themselves. This also includes my new pescatarian daughter who just leaves off the chicken when we make these Mexican Rice Bowls.
And with everyone spending more time at home this year, this would be the perfect recipe to double for easy leftovers the next day (even if you’re one of the lucky ones who actually gets to leave the house)! Just assemble the leftovers into individual sealed containers and you’ll be all set and ready for the day ahead.
A Note about the Recipe
At first, this recipe might appear longer than it is! That’s because I find it easiest to break up the different parts of the recipe into different sections. But, if I were to combine it all together you’d see … it’s one onion (which can be diced at one time), two bell peppers (which can be chopped at the same time), and several cloves of garlic (that can also be minced at the same time). So, don’t let the long-ish ingredient list scare you off. Simply cut and measure your ingredients all together at the beginning, and even measure out the spices all at once, and it’ll be easy peasy to make.
Other Fun Bowl Recipes You Might Enjoy
- Easy Flank Steak Taco Bowls (with creamed spinach & corn)
- Cuban Black Beans and Yellow Rice Bowls (with roasted plantains)
- Greek Roasted Veggie Couscous Bowls