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Southwest Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 17, 2022
This easy side makes the perfect accompaniment to any Southwestern meal. The bright colors and refreshing flavors guarantee second helpings. —Willie DeWaard, Coralville, Iowa
Southwest Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 chiles
  • 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.

Nutrition 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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