By TwinTwo821 on August 05, 2002
Photo by slickchick
Photo by slickchick
"A quick easy side dish for King Ranch Chicken."
Serving Size: 1 (121 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Excellent. My husband loved this rice!!!! Thanks, it's a keeper."
"Great, Great Great..... didnt have pepper, so added 1C corn and it was a great side to my spanish chicken skillet! Thnx for posting"
"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!"
"This was really good! I used EVOO instead of the bacon grease to suit a vegetarian. I used 1 can diced tomatoes (instead of Rotel)and the (almost) 2 cups water. I served Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken "411969" from this site over the rice & it was perfect!"
"So good and so easy! Loved by all. Thanks!"
"This is GREAT...and a wonderful side for any mexican dish!! I usually do not use bacon fat...veggie oil instead....and I have cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp because I found my first batch to be SUPER SALTY!! Have made this several times...and just now getting around to reviewing! Thanks for a FABULOUS dish!"
"I sauteed the onions in olive oil instead of bacon fat, for health reasons and followed the rest of the directions! We loved this rice!"
"I have to say..this is the first non-authentic mexican rice that we all really loved!!! I omitted the bacon fat and sautee'd the onion (along with 4 cloves of garlic) in olive oil. I didn't have Rotel so I used zesty diced tomatoes (jalapeno style) and added a 4 ounce can of diced mild green chili's. I used 2 tomatoes and followed the rest of the recipe to the letter. Really tasty. Kinda spicy my way so my kids weren't in love with it...but my husband and I loved it. Thanks for a great rice dish. Will make again."
"We LOVED this rice. Was quick and easy like you said. Did add diced green chilies and 1/4 tsp cumin as BBQ Man suggested. I also let the skillet sit for 5 minutes with the lid on after I removed it from the heat after 20 minutes. The rice came out perfect....lots of flavor. Thanks so much for sharing :)"
"Just wonderful! Used rotel with chili peppers, shredded cheese is a must, marvelous reheated."
"easy to make. I sauted the onions and bacon fat then added the rice till translucent and tranferred everything into my rice cooker. Added the other ingrdients (except the cheese). Then i had the rice wating for me not ne waiting for the rice. Once it was done I stirred in some cheese and served. A definate keeper."
"This was Fantastic! Love the flavor of the bacon grease in this rice. I didn't have Ro-Tel tomatoes so I used a can of diced tomatoes drained. I served this with Recipe #104212 and topped the rice with some Mexican Shredded Cheese before serving. YUM! this is a keeper. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"Quick and easy plus delicious makes this a winning recipe in my house! We really enjoyed it along with some Recipe #76043 we were having. The only thing I changed was that I omitted the bacon fat and used the Rotel tomatoes with green chilies. Oh, and I didn't add the tomato. I thought it was tomatoey enough with the Rotel tomatoes. We will be having this again for sure! Sally"
"Too spicy for my taste, would cut back on chili powder and use MILD Ro-Tel. I have yet to see where the chopped tomato is used in the recipe. Everything cooked up lovely."
"Used Mexican Fiesta Ro-Tel and a 4 oz. can of green chilies instead of the green pepper. The flavor was really good, but my water evaporated after 10 minutes and the rice was still hard. I added more water and cooked some more but it still was very crunchy. I am going to try again, adding a little more water at the start and making sure the temp is not too high and then will come back to rate. I will also decrease the salt to 1 teaspoon because it was a bit salty, but overall had a nice spicy flavor."
"This rice is awesome! I was looking for a quick and easy recipe to make mexi-rice for my bottomless pit of a 16 year old boy and found this. He loved it and polished off 75% of the batch by himself. the bacon fat is what makes that great smokey flavor so it's a very necessary ingredient. Thanks TwinTwo821 for a keeper!"
"This rice was fantastic. A friend is planning to make it a meal by adding seasoned and steamed shrimp. Sounded good to me!"
"Hubby and kids really loved this!!!!!!!!!! Will be a standard Mexican side dish for us!"
"Great recipe, a nice flavour, very quick and easy to prepare. Will be a regular on our menu plan, thanks for sharing :)"
"I made this tonight for dinner. My dh like it very much, the kids thought it was too spicy. Next time I would use mild Ro-Tel. I left out the green pepper (didn't have any) and didn't add the additional tomato (it had enough). Overall, I was pleased and would use again. "