One Dish Meal: Cheesy Beans & Rice Recipe


Here is another one of my favorite Weeknight Recipes!

There are some weeknights when dinners are an after thought. I try to meal plan, but it doesn’t always happen.  I have some items that I always keep in the house – for the nights when I don’t have a plan.  This recipe includes these stockpile items and is super quick to make. I have a rice maker, which makes it even easier to make.

Did I mention that this is one dish meal?

This beans and rice recipe is so easy and versatile – you can make it as a side dish or as a main dish. It is perfect for a cold winter day. It has just enough kick to please your taste buds!

So here is what you need to make this one:

  • 4oz of VELVEETA®
  • 3 Cups of cooked white or brown rice
  • 2 10 oz Can Ro*Tel® Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 small Can of Red Kidney Beans (drain)
  • 1 small Can of Black Beans (drained)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small Can of Pinto Beans (drained)
  • optional – ground beef or grilled chicken

Combine all ingredients in pot. Do not drain Ro*Tel® Diced Tomatoes, include all contents of the can.  Mix all ingredients and cook on med heat for 20 minutes and VELVEETA® is fully melted. Stir frequently. Optional – add beef or chicken to make a one dish meal.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: If you want to make it extra cheesy, you may want to increase the VELVEETA®  to 8oz.

To make it less spicy/kick, eliminate the cumin.

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  1. Suzanne Beam via Facebook

    Can’t wait to make this sounds delicious

  2. Christy LaFave Weaver – I think I am really a food blogger in disguse. Some day. Some day.

  3. Christy LaFave Weaver via Facebook

    This looks soooo good!

  4. Sharon

    I just bought some Velveeta and wasn’t sure what all I’d use it for. I’m thinking this recipe would be a great use for it! Thanks for sharing.