Dee's Mexican Rice Recipe -
Dee's Mexican Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Dee's Mexican Rice

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"Easy, spicy rice. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. To make this a main dish: add 1/2 can black or kidney beans when you add the rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a wok-style pan with turmeric, garlic powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, chili flakes, and cayenne pepper. Add the green onions and the green peppers; saute 1 to 2 minutes over medium-high heat.
  2. Add corn and tomatoes and saute until tomatoes release their juices. Add ketchup and stir until mixed.
  3. Add rice and stir until heated thoroughly. Salt to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 13, 2003

Loved it! I made some changes though: omitted the ketchup, and added 2 cups more rice. Fantastic! Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 18, 2003

I wasn't very happy with how this one turned out. I think the tumeric gave it a bitter taste and the ketchup came on too strong.

Jul 13, 2003

delicious! I killed the spiced that were listed, except I added more cayenne. I also used lots of peppers (asstd kinds) and lots of tomatoes and black beans. it's a meal in itself when you do it that way! I drizzled it with lime after I cooked it to make it lighter and fresher tasting. also, if the ketchup taste bothers you, use a little bit of tomato paste instead...I make this at least once every couple of weeks!

Jul 25, 2003

I really enjoyed the aroma of the spices in this recipe. I added hot chilli powder to this instead of cayenne. I like my rice spicy :) Adding ground meat to this would be a hit with the kids, I agree! I didn't add the ketchup in this, I used canned diced tomatoes instead. I served this with the lime juice too - it was perfect. I accompanied this with baked stuffed mushrooms.

Jul 25, 2003

This was quite a crowd pleaser. Like many others, I also ditched the ketchup and used a can of chopped tomatos.

Jul 13, 2003

A family favorite, just the right spice. I did add 1 lb. browned burger, and used more rice than called for. It was devoured by all 5 kids! This is definitely a keeper in my house.

Jul 13, 2003

I thought that this recipe smelled good and looked good, but the tase was horrible. It had the nastiest aftertaste. BAD.

Jul 13, 2003

I loved this version of Mexican rice. With all the spices, I thought it would be too spicy, but instead it was very tasty, not too spicy at all. The green onions were a welcome change from yellow onions and added to the overall flavor. It was easy to make and and all the ingredients blended well. The only thing I changed was using minced garlic instead of garlic powder. I will definitely make this one of my regular rice dishes. Thanks, Sandy.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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