If you love one pan meals and Southwestern flavors like garlic, cumin, and chili powder and ingredients like bell peppers, rice, and black beans, then you’ll love this rice bake! It’s easy to throw together, saves well, and the avocado crema on top is dairy-free and delicious!
One Pan Southwestern Rice and Vegetable Bake
This dish is big on the flavor and little on the cleanup! This one pan Southwestern Rice and Veggie Bake is packed with vegetables, flavor, texture, and comes together quickly and easily. It’s meal prep friendly, vegan, and gluten-free.
There’s an avocado crema on top which is made from coconut yogurt and avocado, but if you want to skip a step and make this even easier, just top with globs of mashed avocado, guacamole, or sprinkle with cubed avocado!
I love to take cooking shortcuts and with this, I opted to use frozen brown rice. You could also use quinoa here or another grain like farro or millet. I love brown rice, because it reminds me of a burrito!
Serve this in a bowl or pack into tortillas, spread in a baking dish, sprinkle with shredded Mexican cheeses and bake until melted! There are many ways you can enjoy this, and I hope you make it over and over again in different ways.