Southwest Rice and Beans Bowl

For a simple and flavorful meal that is rich in veggies, toss together avocado, salsa, red onion and Mexican cheese in this Southwest Rice and Beans Bowl.

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Southwest Rice and Beans Bowl

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped


Power Rice Bowl

Looking for a quick and easy lunch or dinner meal idea without spending hours in the kitchen? Look no further, because rice bowls are the answer to what you’re looking for! With a hearty rice base, this meal can be customized with endless toppings and additions no matter if you eat meat or enjoy Meatless Monday meals every day. This dish requires little time, little hassle and little clean-up. 

Tex-Mex Flavors

To add Southwestern and Tex-Mex flavors, this bowl already incorporates black beans and corn from the rice mix with your choice of salsa. Finally, top with a Mexican blend cheese, fresh cilantro and a simple homemade lime cream!

Savor these flavors for a simple lunch meal idea or a quick dinner recipe on any busy day. If you like to meal prep your food in advance, leave the cooked rice and salsa in separate containers and combine everything when you’re ready to eat! If you are looking for a fun seafood option, try our rice and shrimp.

  • Make your own Southwest-inspired power rice bowl loaded with everything you need to keep you feeling full and energized.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add black beans, corn, and bell peppers. Cook for 2 minutes. Combine with rice.

    Step 3

  • In a small bowl combine sour cream, cilantro and lime juice.

    Step 4

  • Divide rice into individual bowls and top with avocado, salsa, cheese and onions. Finish with a dollop or drizzle of sauce.

    Recipe Tip

    Add sliced grilled chicken or beef.