Slow Cooker Taco Rice Soup is another recipe I decided to make to use up my stash of long grain rice that I uncovered. This is a great pantry recipe.
This recipe calls for a newer brand of Black Beans mix called Bushes Black Beans Fiesta Beans. They don’t need to be drained or rinsed and they have some kick to them. If these are not something you can find or you don’t have on hand, Rotel chopped or crushed tomatoes and peppers will work as a different “kick” and thus you swap them out with the stewed tomatoes, and use drained/rinsed black beans instead of the Bushes Fiesta Black Beans.
Be sure to have plenty of chicken broth on hand. The recipe calls for 3-4 cans. You’ll find that if you have leftovers that while in the refrigerator the chicken broth soaks up into the rest of the ingredients. You’ll need to add another 1-2 cans to refresh the soup, so to speak.
I used my Instant Pot to make the rice, using 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice. You can also use a rice cooker or just the stove top. The rice can be refrigerated or freshly cooked. Be sure to use long grain rice (the kind in the bags), not Minute Rice.