Best Darn Mexican Hot-dish!

Carolyn Haas


A guy at the pool was talking about his wonderful Mexican rice recipe, I eavesdropped and came up with this one-dish meal! You can omit the ground turkey to make this more of a side dish. Or use beef, or use chicken, or...


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 medium
    red pepper, dices
  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium
    zucchini, diced
  • 1 c
    corn, frozen, canned or fresh
  • 1 can(s)
    14 oz, diced tomatoes, including juice
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    rice, raw
  • 1
    little foil envelope goya sazon, if available
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded mexican cheese, or favorite
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • ·
    avocado, diced, for garnish

How to Make Best Darn Mexican Hot-dish!


  1. Heat oil in large skillet or dutch oven. Sauté onion until it starts to soften, add red pepper, garlic and cook for another minute. Add ground turkey, breaking it up with wooden spoon while browning. Continue to stir until turkey is no longer pink. About 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in zucchini and corn stirring until warmed, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, rice, seasonings and water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer until water is absorbed, about 15 -18 minutes.
  4. Stir in cheese until melted, about 1-2 minutes. (On my electric stove, I just turn the heat off, cover and let sit for a couple minutes to melt the cheese)
  5. Serve, garnish with cilantro and/or avocado, if desired.

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About Best Darn Mexican Hot-dish!

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican

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