Loved this recipe, and tasted authentic Mexican rice I eat at the local Mexican restaurant! I made minor modification based on the items on hand and stuff. With vegetable oil, I sautéed garlic & dried onion (didn't have fresh!), and then, added rice as noted in the original recipe. I didn't have green chilies, so I added cilantro from my backyard about 2-3 table spoons. Cut the salt to 1 TS and added small amount of pepper, no chili powder, so added 1/4 TS caraway seeds. Also used cream cheese and velveeta 4oz each as those were all cheeses I had in my refrigerator. Other than that, I followed original recipe. Adding cilantro turned out great which added some Mexican flavor, and together with caraway, gave a nice "extra flavor" that would have been missed without chilies in it. Loved the taste of melted cream cheese on top of the rice. Our local Mexican restaurant uses sauce made with sour cream and cream cheese, so it tasted a bit reminder of local Mexican restaurant, which I enjoyed :)
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Loved this recipe, and tasted authentic Mexican rice I eat at the local Mexican restaurant! I...