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Fiesta Cheese Rice

"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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 268 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 591mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Marlee
    May 4, 2018

    I had remembered this dish from 15 years ago, but couldn't remember how to make it. I'm so glad I finally found it again!

  • bandaid504
    Nov 3, 2013

    I've been making this for years since I got the issue in 2002 and I love it! I've added a bit more spice to it sometimes but the original is awesome too! One of my faves! Thank you to the original submitter! - Jamie/indiana

  • farrellnm
    Mar 20, 2012

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  • vewebber58
    Aug 25, 2011

    This was so tasty, plus easy and quick to make. I needed something that would go together fast to accompany meat on one of my nights when i was uninspired but tired of the same old same old same old......filled the bill wonderfully! This would be great with Mexican food too.

  • CHERYLAK
    Jun 13, 2010

    This was so easy and delicious. I actually cooked in my Turbo Cooker because I do not prefer microwave but I used 10 minute brown rice and 75% reduced fat cheddar and added a cup of baby carrots, a small onion, chopped and two cloves of minced garlic to round it off. Served it with boneless pork chops and was amazed how the flavors popped! I would definitely make this again and again.