Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a wonderful Mexican rice dish to accompany tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or anything for that matter. A cilantro lover's dream side dish!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in rice, add water and salt, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Transfer rice to greased 8-inch square glass baking dish and allow to cool thoroughly.
  6. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  7. Stir sour cream and cilantro into rice until combined, then chilis, jalapenos, and grated cheese.
  8. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until heated through and lightly flecked with golden brown.
  9. Do not overcook.


Most Helpful

This is delicious! I love cilantro and the recipe is cheesy and just spicy enough for me. Will definitely make it as a side for mexican in the future.

lsneedels May 15, 2008

This was an excellent rice recipe. I did omit the butter and salt and used reduced fat versions of the sour cream and cheese with good success. This dish has a wonderful balance of flavors, and it is one I'm sure to return to in the future. Thank you Wendy for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ August 16, 2005

I was looking for something to serve with the chimichangas that got good reviews and I chose this. The rice was very tasty and complemented the main course well. My husband is not a huge fan of cilantro, and since this has a very strong cilantro taste, I would put alot less cilantro next time. Thank you for the recipe.

Emmy from Texas September 22, 2004

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