Are you craving the taste of spicy Mexican rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant? There is no need to go out or have take out. Why not make your own Mexican rice?
How to make Spicy Mexican rice
This recipe is easy to do, full of flavor and on the table in about 25 minutes. It makes a nice addition to any Mexican meal, like my chicken enchiladas.
Add the olive oil and butter to a non stick frying pan and heat. Stir in the rice and chopped onions and garlic and cook slightly until rice is starting to get browned and the veggies are tender.
Stir in the diced tomatoes, red and green peppers, chili powder and diced jalapenos. The flavors will start to combine and the aroma will tempt you to sample the mixture.
Stir in the water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 15-17 minutes until the rice is tender.
Some shredded Cheddar cheese will add a nice amount of decadence to the dish. Stir in the cheese and transfer the mixture to a serving dish.
I served this with my cheeseburger taco wraps and it made a great combination. The meal felt like we had gone out for our local take out but it all came from my own kitchen.
Another way to serve this rice is with my recipe for Cheeseburger Taco wraps for a great Mexican meal. Add a tossed salad and you have a tasty meal in 30 minutes or less.
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Other nice additions to this rice are some canned beans and frozen corn kernels. Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g
Other nice additions to this rice are some canned beans and frozen corn kernels.
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.