March Madness Recipe: The Yummiest Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip!

Today we’re partnering with Mahatma rice on a fun appetizer celebrating March Madness! You’ll love this yummy, cheesy and easy Rice & Black Bean Dip! Plus, it’s also perfect as leftovers – win, win!

We’re making this Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip for our next #marchmadness watch party and we’ll also be serving it up at our upcoming Cinco De Mayo fiesta! Seriously your family and friends will love this appetizer!

Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip

March Madness Recipe: Rice & Black Bean Dip!


  • 3 cups cooked Mahamta Jasmine Long Grain RIce
  • 1 can organic black beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes & green chilies
  • 1 bag of Mexican style blend of cheeses
  • 1 cup your favorite salsa
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lime
  • 1 organic avocado
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Serve with:
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Bell Pepper Strips
  • Sour Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
  2. In a mixing bowl combine cooked Mahatma rice, beans, tomato and chili mix, 2 cups of Mexican cheese, salsa and spices.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased skillet or baking dish and spread evenly.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, remove from oven and take the aluminum foil off. Then take the extra 1 cup of cheese and spread evenly over the top. Place dish back into the over and cook another 7 - 10 minutes until cheese is completely melted.
  6. *Optional: Top with a squeeze of lime juice, avocado and cilantro.
  7. Serve hot with tortilla chips and veggie crudite such as sliced organic bell peppers on the side.
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This fun and easy to make rice dip is bursting with festive flavors! It’s slightly spicy, warm, cheesy and absolutely delicious. This dip’s base is rice, cheese and beans so you already know it’s going to be tasty.

rice mix for Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip

When recipes call for rice we reach for our long grain jasmine rice made by Mahatma Rice.

baked Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip

Rice can be tricky to make and this rice comes out perfect every time. 15 minutes on the stovetop and you are good to go! Plus the delicate scent of jasmine wafting through the air is an added bonus.

Mahatma Jasmine Rice grains cook up moist and tender with a soft texture and delicious flavor. It’s also authentic and natural – there are no additives. Click here to find out where you can purchase this delicious rice!

Mahatma Jasmine rice for Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip

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top view of Cheesy Rice & Black Bean Dip


Emily & Barbie

This post is sponsored by Mahatma Rice. All opinions are our own. 

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  1. 3.24.18
    Elisabeth Stafford said:

    This looks like something easy to whip up and bring to the next potluck gathering. I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing and providing the rice brand you used. It lets me know it cooks up reliably!

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