Combine beef, beans, rice, veggies and Mexican spices, top with some gooey cheese, and voila: delicious skillet rice. This recipe bases its flavor combinations on classic tacos with a nice balance of cumin, coriander and a touch of cayenne for heat. Pepper jack cheese pairs perfectly with these rich and spicy flavors.
The recipe calls for beef and beans for a double hit of protein, but you could also swap in different ingredients if you prefer. Grilled chicken or veggies make for a slightly lighter version of this dish that's just as tasty. Add your choice of Mexican toppings, from salsa to guacamole to sliced avocado. Consider setting out bowls of a few of your favorites so everyone at the table can season their plate to their liking.