Ooh! I am SO glad I found this recipe! It is delicious AND healthy! I used olive oil for the margarine and threw a little oregano and garlic powder in with mine; I also kept out the jalapenos as I have wee ones and substituted a sprinkle of hot pepper powder instead. Otherwise, made it as written. Thanks so much for a great recipe! I'll be making this one often!
Better and healthier and faster than Mexican rice, will do again, hot though, be careful!
This side is really great. I had printed it out a while ago, but kept putting it off because of all of the chopping/prep that was involved. After having it tonight for the first time, I have to ask myself - why did I wait so long?!
Turned out really great. Ours was really spicy, and even though we generally like things spicy, it was a little bit too much. Next time I think we'll cut back on the jalapenos. I am super happy to have an alternative to Spanish Rice, and this recpe is really easy to make and does not take nearly as long to cook as rice. Served with Mexican Baked Fish, Mexican Fish. We took a tip from another rater and used olive oil instead of butter, and that worked great. Might try some salsa or chopped tomatoes in it next time as well. Thanks for sharing, will make again for sure!
This was a very nice side dish. We used about 1 tbsp. olive oil instead of the butter and omitted the jalapenos because we were out. We used homemade chicken stock (plus a touch of white wine to finish off the stock needed). This had a nice nutty toasted flavor that went beautifully with Veracruz Style Tilapia #103567 by Kanzeda. Very good dinner!