Mexican Rice

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar
Directions

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the rice, onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook until the rice is browned and vegetables are tender. Stir in the water, tomatoes, chili powder, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender, about 15 to 17 minutes. Stir in the cheese and transfer to a serving bowl.


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I like a bit more spice/flavor. Here's an adapted version that worked well! Uses the Indian fry technique to release the spice flavor into the butter. Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 cup long-grain rice 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup fire roasted crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon salt Directions In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chili powder and cumin and fry for 20 seconds or so, until fragrant. Add the onion, peppers, and garlic and cook for a few minutes to infuse with spice/butter. Add the tomato paste and stir. Add the rice and cook until the rice is browned and vegetables are tender. Stir in the water, tomatoes, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cover and let stand for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad, but nothing special. It didn't WOW me; will not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I had to use some of my garden bounty - peppers and tomatoes. It didn't change the outcome of this recipe. Delicious! I added Mexican oregano and a T of capers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I have tried to find the perfect spanish rice recipe and this is it. The entire family loves it and this is now the go-to recipe. No more prepackaged spanish rice for us! I do not add the cheese--perfect without it! Fresh and easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it for a party. Everyone loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Our family loved it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become a family favorite. Because my daughter is vegan I omit the cheese and replace the butter with olive oil. I also add a can of drained, rinsed black beans. So, so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best Spanish rice yet. The thing that made it extra good was that added cheese. Way to go Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to add....I brown the onions, peppers, rice and butter in the pan and then throw it and the rest into my rice cooker. Perfect every time and it keeps it warm until ready to serve. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you loved it, how come you only gave it a one star rating????? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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