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Fiesta Cheese Rice Recipe

"I usually serve this spicy rice side dish alongside chicken enchiladas or tacos for a great Mexican meal," writes Sarah Rodefeld of Maud, Oklahoma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the rice, water, tomatoes and bouillon; mix well. Pour into a greased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream and 1/2 cup of cheese; mix well. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover and microwave for 45 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 268 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 591 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.