Mexican Rice Pilaf Recipe

With fabulously spicy Mexican flavor, jalapenos and chili powder give this rice a kick!

How To Make Mexican Rice Pilaf

  • 1 ½ cup instant brown rice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced)
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded )
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp. garlic (minced )
  • 1 large tomato (seeded and chopped)
  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in broth, rice, chili powder, jalapeno peppers, and cumin.

  4. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer for 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in bell pepper. Cover.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  8. Stir tomato and shredded cheese into hot cooked rice.

How To Make Mexican Rice Pilaf

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Preparation: 25 mins
Cooking: 12 mins
Total: 37 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup instant brown rice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 large tomato seeded and chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in broth, rice, chili powder, jalapeno peppers, and cumin.

  4. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat, and simmer for 4 minutes.
  6. Stir in bell pepper. Cover.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  8. Stir tomato and shredded cheese into hot cooked rice.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 485mg
  • Calories: 609kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 72g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Fat: 27g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Potassium: 585mg
  • Protein: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Sodium: 1107mg
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 4968IU
  • Vitamin C: 102mg
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