Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A quick easy side dish for King Ranch Chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium heavy skillet with tight cover, saute onion in bacon fat.
  2. Stir in rice, pepper, chili powder, Ro-Tel tomatoes and salt.
  3. Add 2 cups of water.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes all liquid must be absorbed and rice should be tender if needed cook rice longer.
  5. If desired Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese while rice is hot.
Most Helpful

Excellent. My husband loved this rice!!!! Thanks, it's a keeper.

Meanie Queenie March 25, 2003

Great, Great Great..... didnt have pepper, so added 1C corn and it was a great side to my spanish chicken skillet! Thnx for posting

Chef 'Diva Divine January 25, 2011

Fabulous recipe! I used EVOO instead of bacon grease and didn't have rotel, so I used a can of diced tomatoes (drained) and a can of diced green chilis. I also added 1/2 tsp of cumin as another reviewer suggested and it added a great flavor. I only put in 1/2 tsp of salt to start, but it needed the full tsp as suggested in the recipe. I used 1 1/2 cups of rice because the ratio on my rice is 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water, but then I needed an extra half cup of water. I also didn't add the extra tomato. This was SO good! Better than the boxed stuff and much healthier. Thanks so much for a keeper!

lolablitz July 20, 2010