Cheesy Fiesta Rice

Cheesy Fiesta Rice Recipe

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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

How to Make Cheesy Fiesta Rice


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in salt, chili powder, chicken broth and green chiles. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and tomato. Garnish wish cilantro, if desired.

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Course/Dish: Rice Sides

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