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Mexican Rice with Chorizo and Black Beans - Recipe
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4.86 from 7 votes

Mexican Rice and Beans with Chorizo

This Mexican rice and beans recipe is loaded with spicy chorizo, black beans, and tomatoes, huge on flavor, great as a side dish or main.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, chorizo, rice
Servings: 8
Calories: 440kcal


  • 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


  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add onion and jalapeno peppers and cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the chorizo and cook about 5 minutes, stirring, until it is cooked through.
  • Add garlic and cook another minute, until you can smell the yummy garlic.
  • Add the rice and stir. Cook for a couple minutes, stirring, to very lightly brown the rice.
  • Add the black beans, tomato sauce and broth. Stir.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat, cool slightly, and fluff with a fork. Top with cilantro for serving. Crumbled white cheese is great, too!


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.


Calories: 440kcal