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Southwest Rice Recipe

Southwest Rice Recipe

This easy side makes the perfect accompaniment to any Southwestern meal. The bright colors and refreshing flavors guarantee second helpings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet orange pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 196 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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ewefluffy User ID: 826972 191095
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This could easily be my NEW spanish rice dish!"

ewefluffy User ID: 826972 193459
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"This could easily be my NEW spanish rice dish!"

mmrandt User ID: 2948615 176238
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"Good flavor. I used brown rice and it turned out great. We will make this again."

TanyaDD User ID: 1223695 131144
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"This rice was very quick and easy with good taste. Very colorful too. I made this with Chili rellenos casserole. Great side dish."

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