Southwest Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Southwest Rice Pilaf Recipe

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I like to combine the starch and vegetable in my side dishes. This one’s tasty with tacos and fajitas—two of my family’s favorite meals. —Martha Ulfelder, Southborough, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 194 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 514 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Stir in the Mexicorn, cilantro, butter and salt. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Rice Pilaf in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p58

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