Fiesta Rice Recipe -
Fiesta Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Fiesta Rice

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"Ordinary rice gets extraordinary flavor when it's cooked with picante sauce instead of water."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat picante sauce and 1/4 cup water in a saucepan to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice, beans and corn. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 13, 2012

This one's a keeper! I made this tonight and my father, a discriminating (meaning picky) eater, declared it "wonderful"! I used regular cooking brown rice, added a package of dry onion soup mix and cooked. Added the beans, canned corn (that's what I had) and salsa after cooking. I'd give this six stars if I could!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2013

Crunchy. Needed much more cook time and as a result it screwed up a meal:( All the quick cook rice at our large grocery call for longer cook times. I used Uncle Ben's instant brown rice which states 10 minutes. If I make a gain I will cook it for 10 minutes from the start and add more water. For those looking for Picante sauce it is where they sell the taco kits. Your store should have it.


22 Ratings

Mar 02, 2012

I didn't have quick-cooking rice, so I just cooked some brown rice and added the salsa, beans, and corn. It tasted a little flat, so I added some chili powder and cumin - those really rounded out the flavor!

Aug 24, 2012

When I make a recipe for the first time, I always follow as it is written. I thought this was pretty good as written, hense giving it four stars. It was very easy to prepare! I did end up adding more salsa, and water, because I thought it was a little dry. Next time I plan on adding some cumin and a can of green chiles, as I think it still needed something. I did use the Medium Pace, and might use hot next time as my husband and I like things spicy.

May 30, 2012

Ok, I apologize 1st. I made or used this recipe today. With several changes. But I liked the recipe and used it for my version. Used regular white rice, no black beans(didn't have any), 1 can of corn and onions and peppers. Put it all in the rice cooker. Put in the salsa and then added water to the correct line on the pot. So I know it is totally not this recipes version, And I will get the eye rolls, but I really feel both versions are great. Be nice to me...:)

Feb 09, 2012

Good combo of flavors and healthy! I put mine inside of a whole wheat tortilla. Yum!

Jun 13, 2012

added monterey jack cheese and it was fantastic!

Mar 05, 2012

Very good! I sauteed 1/3 cup chopped onions in butter first, then added all the other ingredients. Also, I used already cooked white rice. I'll fix this again, for sure!


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  • Calories
  • 258 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 10.2 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 1123 mg
  • 45%

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

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