Easy Cheesy Mexican Rice

Easy Cheesy Mexican Rice takes roughly 40 minutes from beginning to end. This side dish has 203 calories, 8g of protein, and 7g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 8. For 53 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. It is brought to you by Restless Chipotle. A mixture of chilies, cilantro, sharp cheddar cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. 19 people have tried and liked this recipe. It is a very reasonably priced recipe for fans of Mexican food. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 55%. This score is good. Similar recipes are Cheesy Baked Mexican Rice, 10-Minute Cheesy Mexican Rice, and Cheesy Mexican Skillet Rice.

Servings: 8

Preparation duration: 10 minutes

Cooking duration: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

4 ounces of canned chilies, optional

½ cup chopped cilantro

4 cups cooked rice, white or brown

2 cloves garlic, chopped fine

1 cup onion, chopped

1½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Equipment:

oven

Cooking instruction summary:

Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until tender and the onion begins to caramelize.Mix the onion mixture, cooked rice, chilies, cilantro, and 1 cup of the cheese in an oven proof dish.Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.Heat in a 375F oven until the cheese is melted and the dish is heated through and the cheese melts.Add a bit more chopped cilantro to the top.

 

Step by step:


1. Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until tender and the onion begins to caramelize.

2. Mix the onion mixture, cooked rice, chilies, cilantro, and 1 cup of the cheese in an oven proof dish.Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.

3. Heat in a 375F oven until the cheese is melted and the dish is heated through and the cheese melts.

4. Add a bit more chopped cilantro to the top.


Nutrition Information:

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203k Calories
7g Protein
7g Total Fat
25g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
203k
10%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
4g
28%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
22mg
7%

Sodium
135mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
16%

Vitamin C
22mg
27%

Manganese
0.44mg
22%

Calcium
169mg
17%

Phosphorus
155mg
16%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin A
415IU
8%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin K
5µg
6%

Magnesium
21mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.46mg
5%

Copper
0.09mg
5%

Potassium
131mg
4%

Fiber
0.91g
4%

Folate
13µg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.18µg
3%

Iron
0.52mg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.55mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.22mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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