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Morisqueta topped with red shredded cabbage, queso fresco, Mexican crema and served on a white plate.
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5 from 9 votes


Morisqueta is a delicious Mexican dish consisting of white rice, topped with beans and a savory tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and serrano peppers which is then finished with crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema and chopped cilantro.  Excellent side to a meal or served by itself for a scrumptious Vegetarian dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Rice, Morisqueta
Servings: 4
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 1-2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz) or pinto beans drained

Tomato Sauce

  • 4 roma tomatoes rinsed and quartered
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 serrano peppers rinsed and stem removed, use one pepper or 2 if you like extra spicy
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt to taste


  • red cabbage shredded
  • queso fresco crumble with fingers and add to your liking
  • Mexican Crema (or sour cream) sprinkled on top
  • 4 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped, add more to your liking
  • 1 lime quartered


Tomato Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or chopper and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Add half the sauce to a saucepan or skillet and cook sauce over medium heat for 10 minutes.  Lower heat if sauce reduces to quickly.
  • Add beans to sauce and stir.  Cook for another 5 minutes.

Prepare Morisqueta for Serving

  • Prepare individual rice plates and top with beans, a few tablespoons of reserved tomato sauce, then shredded cabbage, crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema, chopped cilantro and a lime wedge.
    Sprinkle lime juice over rice.
    Or serve rice buffet style on a large platter or plate with all the toppings and have everyone take their own portion of rice.  Serve lime wedges on the side in a separate bowl so each person can take a sliver and sprinkle over rice.


If using sour cream instead of Mexican Crema, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to a 1/4 cup of sour cream to thin out and sprinkle over rice with a spoon.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2.5mg