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Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake

This Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake makes the perfect side dish or light dinner for your Mexican food night! Mexican rice at it’s finest.
Mexican Rice

You are in for such a treat with this Mexican rice recipe!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new quick and simple Mexican style dishes for your family. This Fiesta rice is perfect for parties or as an any night meal. Packed with flavor and so many delicious layers. Enjoy!

For more Picky Palate rice recipes try:

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Weeknight Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Mexican Rice

I love having Old El Paso products stocked in my pantry for simple meals that can be whipped up in no time. Be sure to check out Target’s Cartwheel Ad for coupons on Old El Paso Refried Beans HERE and Taco Seasoning HERE!

Mexican Rice

For the first layer, spread Old El Paso’s Black Refried Beans into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Mexican Rice

Layer two, some shredded cheddar cheese.

Mexican Rice

Black olives for layer three!

Mexican Rice

Layer four, diced tomatoes with green chilies.

Mexican Rice

Mix 2 tablespoons of Old El Paso’s Taco Seasoning in 4 cups of rice.

Mexican Rice


Mexican Rice

Next, layer five, top with your taco rice.

Mexican Rice

Up next, layer six, some chopped green onion.

Mexican Rice

Finally, layer seven, chopped fresh cilantro.

Mexican Rice

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot.

Mexican Rice

Look at those yummy layers. Grab a spoon, a bowl and dig in!

Mexican Rice


Mexican Rice

Fiesta 7 Layer Rice Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 7 layer dip, mexican rice, rice, side dish
Servings: 8
Author: Jenny
  • 15 ounce can Old El Paso Black Refried Beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups sliced black olives
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 4 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Evenly spread black refried beans onto bottom of baking dish. Layer with cheese, olives and then tomatoes.
  3. Combine taco seasoning and rice until well combined. Transfer to baking dish, spreading evenly. Layer with green onion and cilantro. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot. Serve warm.

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  1. 1

    I am loving the delicious layers in this casserole! My family would not leave one bite!

  2. 2
    naomi says:

    My boys would devour this in seconds!

  3. 3
    Heather says:

    Looks so good- my hubby would sit down with the whole tray!

  4. 4

    Love this recipe & how easy it is to prepare!

  5. 5

    This looks like a party on a plate! Love all the flavors!

  6. 6
    Maria Lichty says:

    This would be great as a dip with some chips too!

  7. 7
    html color says:

    A great and new dish from the familiar ingredients. Most importantly, you teach very detailed and easy to understand. Thanks a lot. I will cook for my family.

  8. 8

    What a tasty casserole!

  9. 9

    This looks seriously delicious! Love all the different layers!

  10. 10
    Holly says:

    I made this last night. It was delish! Everyone loved it. I added 2 cans of tomatoes instead of one and used habenero cheese! Four star! Will make often!

  11. 11

    This is such a great idea! LOVE it!

  12. 12

    Old El Paso is the best! And so is this rice bake.

  13. 13

    My family would love this!

  14. 14
    Kim Beaulieu says:

    Oh my goodness, I’ll be right over. This looks absolutely amazing.

  15. 15

    This is so perfect for parties! My family would LOVE it!

  16. 16
    heather says:

    Are the diced tomatos & green chilies drained?

  17. 17
    happy wheels says:

    Thanks for another informative web site. Where else could I get that type of info written in such an ideal way? I have a project that I’m just now working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

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