Easy Mexican Rice | Side Dish Recipe

What side do you serve with your Tacos or any Mexican Meal?  When it comes to a Mexican Dinner Side Dish the ‘go-to’ side of choice at our house is Easy Mexican Rice. 

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For as long as I can remember this side dish has been a favorite at our house.  It is one that my guys could (and would) eat daily with no complaints.

Growing up my family made Mexican Rice with Green Chilies. And then, along came my ‘green chili despising’ husband. And so, along came Jalapeños.  That’s right, we replaced Green Chilies with Jalapeños in our family favorite Mexican Side Dish.  And we LOVE it!

Mexican Dinner Side Dish; Easy Mexican Rice Recipe. When it comes to Mexican Dinner Side Dish the ‘go-to’ side of choice at our house is Easy Mexican Rice. TrishSutton.com

Easy Mexican Rice

Ingredients

  • Rice (Brown or White)
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheese, Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Jalapeños, Diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

TIP: If you prefer green chilies over jalapeños, simply substitute the jalapeños with green chilies for a dish that is just as tasty.

Supplies

Mexican Dinner Side Dish; Easy Mexican Rice Recipe. When it comes to Mexican Dinner Side Dish the ‘go-to’ side of choice at our house is Easy Mexican Rice. TrishSutton.com

Directions

Begin by preparing 4 servings of brown or white rice per the box instructions.

Then add the cooked rice and sour cream to a medium size mixing bowl and use a wood spoon to mix until the rice is covered with sour cream. Next add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, jalapeños, salt and pepper to the rice and stir it until the ingredients are combined.

Finally, pour the rice mixture into a microwave safe (or oven safe) casserole dish.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole then heat your Easy Mexican Rice in the microwave for 7-9 minutes on high or in the oven for 20 minutes at 350* degrees.

Serve warm and enjoy.

Recipe for a Mexican Dinner Side Dish; Easy Mexican Rice. The 'go-to' Mexican Dinner Side Dish of choice at our house is Easy Mexican Rice. TrishSutton.com

And there you have it.  That’s it!  TOO EASY, RIGHT?

Be sure to stop back by to leave a comment and let me know if you make this Easy Mexican Rice with Jalapeños or Green Chilies.

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Mexican Dinner Side Dish; Easy Mexican Rice Recipe. When it comes to Mexican Dinner Side Dish the ‘go-to’ side of choice at our house is Easy Mexican Rice. TrishSutton.com

Easy Mexican Rice | Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 servings Rice (Brown or White) cooked
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Cheese divided
  • 3 tablespoons Jalapeños diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing 4 servings of brown or white rice per the box instructions.

  2. Then add the cooked rice and sour cream to a medium size mixing bowl and use a wood spoon to mix until the rice is covered with sour cream. Next add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, jalapeños, salt and pepper to the rice and stir it until the ingredients are combined.

  3. Finally, pour the rice mixture into a microwave safe (or oven safe) casserole dish.  Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole then heat your Easy Mexican Rice in the microwave for 7-9 minutes on high or in the oven for 20 minutes at 350* degrees.

  4. Serve warm and enjoy!


About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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