"This is a nice, spicy rice dish." — Alison
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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups
instant brown rice
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
red bell pepper, chopped
tomato, seeded and chopped
shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Great side-served it with Salsa Chicken.
This was okay eating. I used chicken broth (which MAY have altered the receipe too much) but no matter which broth you use, it seems to need just a little more (perhaps an extra 1/4 cup?). Some of my rice was slightly undercooked. Also, with the amount of rice vs the red peppers and tomatoes required, it just seemed too much...and we LOVE red peppers and tomatoes, possibly lessen one ingrediant or omit one altogether? Since I have found better rice side dishes, I probally won't make this one again.
It's hard to give five stars to a side dish. Why? Well, because it's a side dish--not the main event. No so with this one. Truly great side dishes seem rare. I will absolutely remember this one as long as I'm able to cook. I served it with Spinich Enchiladas, available at allrecipes, but it is so versatile that it would work with so many dishes. I used a full can of veggie broth and the rice could still have been a little more moist. Don't be afraid to use the jalapeno pepper. Amazingly, with the pepper, chili powder (I used Mexian chili powder) and cumin, this recipe only offers a little zip. It's not spicy HOT, like one might expect. There are so many elements that make this recipe great but the cheese really makes it pop. Don't leave it out. It provides just the right finishing touch. My somewhat picky adult son said this one was amazing! Victory!
I made this recipe as a side dish to go with fajitas, and it worked really well. I added about 1/3 of a cup of salsa to it and to cut the fat content I did not use the cheese. The rice came out very moist and delicious. I also used white rice instead of brown because it was all I had in the house, and it still came out great. Great recipe, thank you!!
Loved it! I used slow cooking brown rice, 1 can of Mexican tomatoes, and placed browned boneless, skinless chicken thighs on top of the rice for the last 20 minutes of cooking, then just sprinkled the cheese on top to melt. I also added 1 cup frozen corn to the mix and it was really terrific! A great meal.
I used chicken broth rather than vegetable broth, and regular basmati rice, vs instant rice (3/4c rice for a 1:2 ratio of rice to liquid). Simmered with the broth and other listed ingredients until cooked through (maybe 15-20mins?). This was good and is serving as a side dish tonight to our leftover Southwestern Egg Rolls from this website. Thanks for the recipe, Alison!
This was good...I made a few modifications -- no diced red pepper or cheese and used 1 cup tomato sauce, 3 cups beef broth, and 1-1/2 cups regular white rice. I'm a REALLY bad rice maker...my husband thought for sure this was a packaged mix because it was good and he knows I can't make rice!!!
This is an excellent dish! Recieved RAVE reviews from the pickiest of eaters! I did use 1 whole can of vegetable broth and I think it needed the extra liquid. Also used almost double the cheese and it was excellent! SUPURB!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mexican Rice Pilaf
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 242
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