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Mexican Fried Rice and Beans (From Leftover: Steamed Rice)

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  May 20, 2021

Mexican Fried Rice and Beans (From Leftover: Steamed Rice)
Photo Credit: Igor Dutina/ adobe stock
  1. PREP
  2. 10 m
  • COOK
  • 04 m
  • 14 m

This quick Mexican fried rice and beans recipe is a great way to use up leftover steamed rice. Bonus: It packs 15 grams of protein per serving.



  • 1 tbsp Peanut Oil, Organic, Hi Oleic
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup Salsa Verde
  • 2 cups pinto beans, canned
  • 12 cherry tomato(s)
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro


1 Heat the oil in a well-seasoned wok or large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the rice and stir-fry until it begins to crisp, about 3 minutes.
2 Add the salsa and pinto beans and stir-fry until fully heated, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, add the tomatoes and cilantro, and stir until well combined, about 30 seconds.
3 Transfer to serving bowls. Garnish with additional fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired.