Although Nevada does not have a state food, its ethnic diversity is reflected in many of its popular foods, such as southwestern dishes, Basque cuisine and Asian-inspired foods. Many dishes in Nevada come from the southwestern part of the United States, including fajitas, chili con carne, King Ranch chicken and chiles rellenos. These dishes were introduced by cowboys and settlers from Texas and Mexico.
Spaniards from the Basque region, who settled in Nevada, also brought foods like Basque-style chateaubriand a steak dish. Asian cuisine includes Thai and Japanese dishes. Some other popular foods are buffet dishes, shrimp cocktail, paella, seafood, pigs feet and onions. Nevada plants about 235 million pounds of onions, so a popular dish is onion rings.