Cheesy Fiesta Rice Recipe

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Cheesy Fiesta Rice

Jessica Fontenot


I made this rice dish a few times before switching to a low-carb diet. It makes for a good side dish or meal. It is very flavorful and tasty! Boiling the rice in chicken broth really brings out a good flavor. I made it with white rice, but I bet whole grain rice works great too. I wanted to share this with those of you who love rice, cheese and southwestern/Mexican dishes. Enjoy :)

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8 half-cup servings


1 Tbsp
margerine or butter
1/2 c
chopped onion
1-2 clove
chopped garlic
1 1/4 c
long-grain rice
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
chili powder
2 can(s)
chicken broth (14 oz cans)
1 can(s)
diced green chiles
1 1/2 c
shredded cheddar cheese
1 c
chopped tomato


1/4 c
chopped cilantro

Directions Step-By-Step

Melt margerine or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and rice. Cook 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently.
Stir in salt, chili powder, chicken broth and green chiles. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and tomato. Garnish wish cilantro, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides