Mexican Rice with Chorizo and Black Beans - Recipe

Mexican Rice with Chorizo and Black Beans

This recipe for Mexican Rice is loaded with spicy chorizo, black beans, tomatoes and loads of flavor. It's the perfect side dish for any meal, but so good, you might serve it as the main course. It's also great party food.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 440 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped – Or MORE as desired
  • 8 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 12 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 12 ounces black beans canned
  • 2 cups chicken broth + more as needed
  • ½ cup frozen corn or fresh corn if you can get it!
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili powder I used a combination of ancho powder and cayenne powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons favorite hot sauce + more for serving
  • Cilantro and crumbly white cheese for serving


  1. Heat a large pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Add onion and jalapeno peppers and cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  3. Add the chorizo and cook about 5 minutes, stirring, until it is cooked through.

  4. Add garlic and cook another minute, until you can smell the yummy garlic.
  5. Add the rice and stir. Cook for a couple minutes, stirring, to very lightly brown the rice.

  6. Add the black beans, tomato sauce and broth. Stir.

  7. Add the corn, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and hot sauce if using. Stir and bring to a quick boil. NOTE: Feel free to add other seasonings that you LOVE. Flavor it up!

  8. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid and is softened to your liking. If it needs more cooking, add a bit more broth and keep it simmering until you LOVE it.

  9. Remove from heat and top with cilantro for serving. Crumbled white cheese is great, too!

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Mild-Medium.

You can easily up the heat factor with extra jalapeno peppers and extra hot sauce to  your liking. You can also introduce hotter peppers. Serranos would be great here.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Rice with Chorizo and Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.