Mexican Rice Pilaf Recipe

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angeli Published: June 29, 2020 Modified: September 17, 2020
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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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 37 mins
Serves:
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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.
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