Easy Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes

This incredibly easy cheesy rice and beans recipe can be made in the morning and packed in stainless steel thermoses for your children's school lunch! It also makes a great side dish for any type of Tex-Mex themed meal. I've also made this recipe with leftover meat! Just stir in chopped or shredded cooked chicken or beef with everything before you cook it. Serve the rice and beans with salsa and chopped cilantro if desired. 

1½ cups long grain white rice rinsed and drained
2 cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
1 tablespoons avocado oil
1 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoons garlic powder
¼ cups salsa
2 cups water
1½ cups grated raw cheddar cheese