Southwestern Rice

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe.

Southwestern Rice is a colorful dish that is packed full of fresh vegetables and similar to what you’d enjoy at your local Tex-Mex restaurant. This healthy vegetable-packed rice recipe is an excellent addition to your dinner routine.

Ingredients Needed for Southwestern Rice

First, heat oil in a 12-inch pan with a lid over medium heat. Add in the onion, bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, cumin, and coriander. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, approximately 7-8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

How to Make Southwestern Rice

Add in the cooked brown rice, Black Bare Beans, corn kernels, diced tomatoes, and salt and pepper. Give it a large stir.

How to Make Southwestern Rice

Then, pour in the water, and put the lid on. Bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for approximately 20 minutes (or until all the liquid is absorbed). Let the Southwestern Rice sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Right before serving stir in the fresh cilantro.

How to Make Southwestern Rice