Mexican Fried Rice

Mexican Fried Rice


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 12
Difficulty Easy

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5.0 based on 2 ratings.


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3.5 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Red Capsicum
  • 2 cups Cooked Brown Rice
  • 600 g Black Beans about two cans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Coriander chopped
  • 1 Cup Corn Kernels

Nutrition Information

Qty per
282g serve
Qty per
Energy 1202cal 427cal
Protein 16.9g 6g
Fat (total) 22g 8g
 - saturated 3.45g 1.22g
Carbohydrate 63g 22g
 - sugars 2.79g 0.99g
Dietary Fibre 17.4g 6.2g
Sodium 127mg 45mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.


If you’re looking to mix up your weekly family fried rice, we very much recommend this Mexican Fried Rice. We make ours with leftover brown rice to really amp up the heathy fibre, but you can use white rice if you please. What we love about this recipe is that it’s super healthy, but also very flexible. This version is vegetarian/vegan, but you can change it up with whatever you have on hand!

If you really want to simplify this recipe, omit all the spices and replace with a mexican seasoning sachet from your local supermarket!


  1. In a large saucepan, or even a wok, add the oil and place on a low heat. To this add the minced garlic, and cook on low for a few minutes, stirring as needed.

  2. Add in the chili powder, cumin, paprika and oregano. Stir all the spices together for another few minutes.

  3. To the pan add the onion and the capsicum. Increase the heat and cook at this temperature for 5 minutes. Add the corn, and give it another few minutes in the heat, stirring well.

  4. Into the mix add your brown rice and stir to heat it through, a few minutes. The black beans and coriander can be stirred through now, along with additional salt and black pepper to taste.

  5. Serve it up!

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