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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet
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Easy Mexican Rice Skillet

This Easy Mexican Rice Skillet and beef dish is one of the easiest dinners ever, and only makes one messy pot, making it a great option for a busy night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef dish, easy mexican rice, skillet rice
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cubes Dorot crushed garlic
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk or heavy cream
  • Green onion for garnish


  • In a skillet, heat 1 Tbs of olive oil over medium high heat. I love my Anolon Skilletsbecause they are oven safe up to 400 degrees and they are non-stick and are metal utensil safe.
  • Add Dorot crushed garlic, and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef, and seasonings (cumin, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper), and brown the beef.
  • When the beef is browned add brown rice, tomatoes (with liquid), and chicken stock.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn down to let simmer, and cook for 30-35 minutes, to let the rice cook fully.
  • Once rice is cooked. stir in cheese and milk.
  • Once cheese is melty and distributed, remove from heat, garnish with green onion, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Then enjoy! Great with fresh tomato, avocado, and cilantro too!


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 321mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2mg