Baked Mexican rice with beans and greens topped with mango salsa

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I created this deliciously tasty baked Mexican rice recipe to celebrate National Rice Week and it’s incredibly tasty.

The recipe is super easy to make – firstly add the long grain rice, beans, veg and stock to a casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes. The long grain rice works brilliantly here, as it absorbs all the lovely flavours whilst baking.

In the mean time make a smokey tomato sauce with Mexican spices then add sauce to the rice and bake for a further 15 minutes until everything is absorbed and the rice is super tasty.

I love to serve with a fresh mango salsa which adds instant freshness and so much flavour. The whole dish is packed with flavour and perfect for the family.

I love cooking with rice as its probably the best store cupboard staple in my opinion as its incredibly versatile and nutritious.

I hope you really enjoy this delicious recipe and you can find more information here about how to Rice Up Your Life

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  4 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  45 minutes cook time


For the rice;

  • 650 ml veg stock- boiling water
  • 250g long grain rice rinsed well
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • Greens – 40g asparagus/broccoli/spring greens chopped 
  • 3 spring onions sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tomato sauce;

  • 1 red onion sliced 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced 
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder  or chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1 tsp oregano 
  • 5 tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tbsp sun dried tomato paste

For the mango salsa;

  • 1 mango peeled and sliced into cubes
  • Fresh coriander & mint shredded
  • Juice 1 Lime 
  • Pinch sea salt flakes and chilli flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Combine all ingredients into casserole dish & stir. Cover tightly with foil then bake for 15 minutes
  3. In the meantime – in a medium fry the onion for 8 minutes with the olive oil.
  4. Add the garlic and spices and stir to combine.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and sun dried tomato paste and simmer for 6 minutes until the tomatoes have started to break down
  6. Remove the rice from the oven and add the tomatoes mix to the rice – stir to combine.
  7. Bake for a further 15 minutes – or until the rice is tender.

To make the salsa;

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Serve the salsa with the baked rice.

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  1. Sam on June 7, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    This looks so tasty. Would it work with brown rice?

    • Niki on August 4, 2022 at 7:22 am

      Yes for sure, might need a little more cooking time
      Love, Niki xx

  2. Carrie on September 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

    This looks delicious but my son is allergic to mango. Do you think it would work with pineapple?

    • Niki on September 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      Hi Carrie
      I think so yes.. or cherry tomatoes.

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