Mexican Rice Skillet
Recipe type: Casserole
Cuisine: Dinner
Delicious and flavorful, this dish is a one pan wonder and great for a quick family dinner.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey *
  • 1 can diced chile peppers, drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced **
  • 2 pkg of taco mix ***
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice****
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • sour cream, salsa, jalapenos, cilantro for serving, optional
  • *I use ground turkey breast...feel free to use regular or ground beef (make sure to add in a step for draining grease). You can also make this meatless and use canned black beans. Omit the step to cook the meat and add the beans in when you add the rice.
  • **I like the look and subtle taste differences of many colored peppers. Feel free to use all the same
  • ***I make my life easy and use packaged taco mix. Feel free to use your own spice blend and salt
  • ****Once again, I make my life easy and use the rice pouches that you can microwave. You can do this or cook your own rice before you add it in.
  1. Add olive oil to pan and turn up to high heat
  2. Add diced onion, turn heat down to medium. Cook onion 1-2 minutes until translucent
  3. Add ground turkey and brown until fully cooked about 4-5 minutes, drain any excess liquid
  4. Add diced peppers and chile peppers and cook for 2 minutes tossing together
  5. Sprinkle in taco mix, toss to coat
  6. Add diced tomatoes.
  7. Simmer on medium low heat until slighly bubbling and completely heated through.
  8. Add rice and gently fold together.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  10. Set broiler to 400 degrees
  11. Broil top of casserole for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly and golden
  12. Remove carefully from oven and serve hot with sour cream, salsa, jalapenos and cilantro if desired
Recipe by Girl and Her Kitchen at