Mexican Rice

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Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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





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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Yum! This is the best and easiest Spanish rice recipe I've ever tried!

By MamaPat on July 25, 2013


OMG! The best Mexican rice ever. Thanks Paula.

By michelle krumenacher on July 09, 2012


thank you for this recipe, i'm going to try it tonight. i no it's going to be good. everything you make is good. i'm also looking for easy beef enchilada recipe, if you have one can you please e-mail me one thank you so much linda

By linda on February 09, 2012


Great recipe! I added 1/2 c. carrots and 1/2 c. frozen corn, seasoned with salt and pepper, increased garlic to 2 cloves instead of 1 and added about an extra 1/2 c. of water. This recipe turned out perfect!!!

By Kristy OBrien on November 08, 2011


This rice is so easy and so good!!!! Use Tillimok Sharp Cheddar. Yummmmm

By cmgwind on July 04, 2011


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