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Mexican Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Mexican Rice

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"Very simple delicious beef, rice and veggie recipe--very filling and easy cleanup, too. Serve with flour tortillas, sour cream, and salsa."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. In a medium stock pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any fat. Add onion and green pepper. Cook until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in the beef broth, corn, tomatoes with green chile peppers and tomato sauce. Add salsa, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and cilantro. Mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil and stir in rice.
  3. Cover and cook until rice is done, about 25 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the mixture and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute diced uncooked boneless chicken breast for the ground beef and chicken broth for the beef broth, if desired.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2007

This recipe rates 5 stars made without any omissions or substitutions. (I find it irritating when recipes are rated after they have been changed to the point that it is no longer the same recipe) This is quick, easy, filling, and has just the right amount of heat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2006

A great start; need to adjust the spices for added flavor.

Aug 19, 2007

Great! The only thing that was missing was to turn the burner down to between Medium and Low after you bring it to a boil.

Nov 18, 2004

This is a great, easy recipe! I too left out the cilantro. I used a can of corn, drained, in lieu of fresh corn. Instead of garlic powder I minced a couple cloves of fresh garlic and sauteed it along with the onions in the beef. We had ours served with tortilla chips. Next time I'd like to substitute some of the meat for black beans. Great taste and so simple! TIP* Make sure to turn the heat down after you cover the pot to cook the rice!

Jul 27, 2003

This is really good. I left the cilantro out of mine because I don't like it, but I did everything else the same. I used as a filling for burritos and added extra cheese, sour cream, salsa, and onions. Really easy meal.

Feb 16, 2006

My family thought this was very good. We put it in flour tortillas. I followed everything on the recipe, except I used a can of corn, which did just fine. Will make it again! (When I do, I may use instant rice.)

Jan 02, 2004

Easy, filling and popular with my two toddlers. I substituted enchilada sauce for the tomato sauce and I served it with tortillas.

Jan 02, 2004

My family and I loved it! Even my two year old cleaned her plate! I did, however, add taco seasoning in with the ground beef and nix the green pepper. We served it in flour tortillas and thought it was like Taco Bell burritos - only better!


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  • Calories
  • 510 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.1 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1294 mg
  • 52%

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

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