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Plate of Kidney Bean Fried Rice and Fork with Water Glass in the Background
Mexican Kidney Bean Fried Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Asian-Mexican fusion food at it's best! This Mexican kidney bean fried rice from The Easy Vegan Cookbook is easy, delicious and packed with veggie goodness.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 534 kcal
Author: Kathy Hester
  • 2 tablespoons 30 ml olive oil (***sauté in water instead)
  • ¼ cup 40 g minced onion (or 1 cup [151 g] julienned, if you love onions)
  • 2 cups 184 g julienned bell peppers
  • ½ cup 35 g shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 ½ cups 367.5 g mixed veggies or shredded meatless vegan chicken (*gluten free and/or **soy free)
  • 1 14.5 ounces [411 g] can or 1 ½ cups (241 g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup 240 g crushed tomatoes (or 2 tablespoons [42 g] tomato paste plus ¾ cup [177 ml] water)
  • 1 15.5 ounce [440 g] can kidney beans
  • 1 cup 164 g corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons 17 g green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon 1.6 g oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons 7 g cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder to taste
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon liquid smoke to taste
  • 3 cups 570 g cooked brown rice
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. Once it's hot, add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the bell peppers and cabbage and sauté 3 more minutes. Turn down the heat to medium.
  3. Add the mixed veggies or meatless chicken, tomatoes (diced and crushed), kidney beans, corn, green chilies, oregano, cumin, chili powder and liquid smoke. Cook until the veggies are tender and the flavors have melded, about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  4. Turn the heat back up to medium-high and break up the cold cooked rice into the mixture. Keep stirring and cook until the rice is thoroughly heated, about 10 minutes.
  5. Before serving, add salt to taste.
Recipe Notes

gluten free option*
*soy free option**
*oil free option***
Alissa's note: I had some fresh cilantro on hand, so I added a few sprigs when serving.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Kidney Bean Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.5g13%
Saturated Fat 1.4g7%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 846mg24%
Carbohydrates 102.3g34%
Fiber 12.5g50%
Sugar 9.8g11%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 5.4mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.