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Chili Rice Dinner Recipe

“I usually have the ingredients for this great entree on hand, making it ideal for last-minute company or busy days when I don’t know what to make,” writes Ann Torrey from Brattleboro, Virginia. This one’s sure to be a hit!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the corn, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, salt and mustard. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Stir in rice. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 307 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 759 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Chili Rice Dinner

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"The flavor was very bland. You could taste too much of the tomato sauce. I would definitely beef up the spices in this for sure. I also cooked the rice separately as I've done a recipe like this before and the rice never cooked in the liquid that was left in the pan. Just not enough of it."

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Didn't change a thing, lots of flavor. My daughters new favorite dinner!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"My daughter made this for us at supper last night . We all liked it and it was fast and easy"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"This was a quick hearty dish that I will make again. . . I added two cloves of garlic along with the ground beef and veggies and served cornbread on the side. Add red pepper flakes or hot sauce if you want to spice it up a bit. . . Definitely a go-to dish for busy nights!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"This was good but it wasn't great. It was easy to make though!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2008

"this is delicious! my brother doesn't like rice,but he loved this dish!"

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