Speedy Tex-Mex rice

Speedy Tex-Mex rice

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Ditch the boring burger buns and try this easy side dish with burgers or chicken at your next barbecue

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal303
  • fat11g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.62g


  • 200g rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 1 small jar roasted peppers in olive oil (3 tbsp oil retained), sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1-2 tbsp fajita seasoning mix, or Cajun seasoning
  • 14oz 1 x 400g tin black-eyed beans, rinsed and drained
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Cook rice according to pack instructions, then drain. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Add the sliced peppers and fajita seasoning, and cook for 1 min until fragrant.

  2. Stir through the rice and beans, and heat until piping hot. Mix the remaining oil, lime juice, coriander and some seasoning into the pan and serve.

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ifuamq's picture
17th Sep, 2017
Really tasty- try it! I Used precooked packet rice for ease and black beans (Sainsbury's organic in a tetra pack 60p ish so good price). I reckon the black beans look better in the rice. If u don't have fajita seasoning then Google the recipe and put together in 2 mins - just a few dried herbs and spices. Great with a BBQ....
6th Dec, 2015
Very nice. Used kidney beans instead of black eyed beans, and fresh peppers, which worked well. Handy as well as we always have so much fajita seasoning left over!
22nd Sep, 2014
I didn't really enjoy this. The cajun spicing with the rice was alright, but I don't really like the tangy flavour the peppers in the jar give. Overall, I didn't find it a really moreish dish and wouldn't make again.
thecherub's picture
25th Oct, 2013
This was an easy recipe that made plain rice and veg really interesting. I swapped the black beans for green beans and also added sweetcorn and spring onions. Served it all with spicy pork chops. I thought jalapenos would be a good idea but the rice is hot enough without. Might serve with sour cream as a side next time as well
2nd Aug, 2010
Very tasty. Used a tin of mixed beans and half a tin of kidney beans rather than the black eyed beans. Went down a storm at our BBQ. Next time I'm going to add some mushrooms and some other veg as I think it would make a fab, super healthy, main meal.
14th Jul, 2010
Great side dish - we had it with our BBQ, the leftovers were great for lunch too.
11th Jul, 2010
Lovely side dish. I used fresh pepper and it was still very nice
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