Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a great side dish for fajitas, pork loin or ribs, or grilled chicken. Originally from a friend in Boulder, CO. who, by the way, is a terrific cook! This has become a family favorite and is a wonderful blend of flavors!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onions, pepper, garlic, and carrots in butter until soft, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add rice and sauté 10 minutes (add additional butter if needed), stirring often.
  3. Add liquid, tomatoes and seasonings.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover, simmering for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and keep covered for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in Parmesan cheese and serve.


Most Helpful

Wonderful rice dish. I made this for a big group (30) so made it in 3 batches. I added some chopped coriander just before serving. Lots of requests for the recipe

Sri S. July 15, 2009

Leslie in Texas, Thank you so much for posting this recipe. My dad and I really liked it. I added a 4oz. can of diced green chilies and some hot sauce. Next time I will cut the recipe in half as this makes a lot for just the two of us. It was very good with the Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos I made tonight.

Chef Stevo August 26, 2006

This was yummy! My rice didn't quite get done (still a little crunchy). Next time I'll simmer for 5 more minutes or so. We served this with torilla #7417 & refried beans #10614. The meal rocked!

Chef SuzyQ January 20, 2004

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