Chili Rice Bowl

Number of Servings: 2 (571 g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 25 min.

It’s easy to make a rice bowl from shelf-stable goods, making it an awesome choice for dorm-cooking, or cooking in a hotel or rented room that only has a microwave. Make your spice measuring even easier by picking up a salt-free Mexican seasoning mix.

Tip: If you’re not a fan of cooking in the microwave, you can make this on the stovetop by following the package instructions for your rice and otherwise just adding everything but the cheese to the pot at the same time.


  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 (14½ oz.) can low sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14½ oz.) can diced no-salt-added tomatoes with chiles, undrained
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tsp. salt-free Mexican seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place all ingredients except cheese into 2-quart, microwave-safe container. Mix well.
  2. Cover and microwave on high heat until rice is done and liquid is absorbed (15 minutes). Cooking times may vary depending on your rice, so go by the package instructions for your rice to determine cooking time.
  3. Top with cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 571 g

Amount per serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 49g
Protein 15g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 147.1mg 10%
Iron 2.8mg 15%
Potassium 825mg 20%
Vitamin A 102.4mcg 10%
Vitamin C 15.1mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 2.9mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 10%
Niacin 6mg 35%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 32.5mcg 8%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 0.2mcg 0%
Chloride 72.7mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.2mg 4%
Phosphorus 149.5mg 10%
Iodine 2.7mcg 2%
Magnesium 131.1mg 30%
Zinc 2.2mg 20%
Selenium 6.7mcg 10%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.4mg 20%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.3mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes With Green Chilies (organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Organic Jalapeno Peppers, Organic Vinegar, Citric Acid And Calcium Chloride), Water, Low Sodium Pinto Beans (water, Pinto Beans, Sea Salt), Instant Whole Grain Brown Rice (precooked Parboiled Brown Rice), Shredded Cheddar Cheese (pasteurized Cultured Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Annatto (color), Anti Caking Agent May Be Added To Prevent Caking), Salt Free Mexican Seasoning (spices (including Black Pepper And Cumin), Sugar, Red And Green Bell Peppers, Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Citric Acid, And Natural Flavor).

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