Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

This is SO easy and yummy! And best of all only uses 1 pan. I came up with this recipe when we were low on groceries and low on money. Just using stuff on hand in the cupboard and fridge I came up with something everyone loves. My husband likes to put this inside a tortilla and roll it up with sour cream.

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  1. Brown ground beef in large skillet on MD/HI & drain fat.
  2. Add onion & cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper (if desired).
  4. Stir in chili powder & mix well.
  5. Stir in tomato juice & bring just to boil.
  6. Once boiling add rice & reduce heat to MD.
  7. Cover & cook 10-15 minutes, until rice is tender, stirring a couple times.
  8. Stir in 1 1/2 c of the cheese and remove from heat.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and cover 1 min to melt.