What ingredients are needed for an easy Mexican rice recipe?


Quick Answer

The ingredients required for an easy Mexican rice recipe include, butter, rice, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, water, canned tomatoes with green chilis, chili powder, salt and shredded cheddar cheese. The recipe can serve up to 10 people and only takes 30 minutes to complete.

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Full Answer

The recipe below is for an easy Mexican rice dish that makes a great side to any Mexican meal.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Ready In: 30 min.


  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • a garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Melt butter
  2. Melt butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.

  3. Add rice
  4. Add the rice, onions, garlic and green bell peppers.

  5. Cook
  6. Allow the rice and vegetables to cook until the vegetables are softened and the rice is browned.

  7. Add tomatoes
  8. Stir in the canned tomatoes with green chilis, salt and chili powder. Stir to combine.

  9. Bring to a boil
  10. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 to 17 minutes or until the rice is tender.

  11. Add cheese
  12. Gently stir the shredded cheddar cheese into to rice and serve while warm.

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