By Barb Gertz on March 06, 2003
Photo by Cookin'Diva
Photo by Cookin'Diva
"A south of the border blend of textures and flavors. serve hot as a main dish or a side dish with grilled meat or chicken."
Serving Size: 1 (423 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I am going to be making this all summer! I had it with some grilled chicken, and the next morning with scrambled eggs and some aged cheddar. It would also be great over a salad. The only change I made was to use canned tomatoes, and only because the ones at the store didn't look so nice. Thanks - very refreshing!"
"Barb, This was Oh So Goooood. it Tasted Somewhat like the Southwestern Rice dish at Taco Belle That I love so much.I won't buy fresh tomatoes at the store during the winter,so I drained a can of Diced tomatoes with green chilies and used that,so then I eliminated the Jalapeno,because the tomatoes are already HOT.I also cooked a couple of diced up chicken breasts with some cumin.I put the chicken on top after all else was assembled.There was a little left over after my husband got finished,(he had 2 big helpings)and he said "Don't throw that out I'll have some more later" I really think he too liked it.Ha Thanks for a GREAT recipe. Darlene Summers "
"I made this with a few additions, but I'm sure it's just as delicious made as listed. I added 2 fully cooked chicken breasts and 1/2 teaspoon cumin (for some heat). Instead of fresh tomatoes, I used 2 cans of diced w/ green chiles and omitted the jalapenos listed. I ate this several days for lunch at work heated in the micro and enjoyed it so much topped w/ a small scoop of lite sour cream. I will make this often! Yum!"
"This is fantastic! I didn't realize at first that this is a cold topping over hot rice - in my haste I just assumed it was all hot. I hesitated, but absolutely love it. I mixed the leftovers together and will have a Mexican rice salad for lunch tomorrow. The changes I made were to use a drained can of petite diced tomatoes, 1 cup of frozen corn instead of the canned, and threw some chopped avocado on top. A new staple in our house, especially for summer. Thanks Barb!"
"This is a great recipe that can be easily altered to what you have on hand. The first time I made it I had no black beans, and used garbanzos instead....great. Yesterday I added some diced nectarines and omitted the rice, and served it to guests as a salsa. They all raved. Thanks for the nice recipe."
"WAY yummy! I could eat a whole lot of this. I omitted the oil and didn't miss it a bit. I had to use the Rotel option for the tomatoes and jalapenos, and I'm sure the fresh tomatoes would be a knock-out, but we were happy. I used about 7 packets of True Lime instead of the fresh juice."
"This was a great rice dish. I use one of the other reviewer's suggestion and added 1 teaspoon of cumin. Yummy flavor and very colorful. I served as a side dish with chicken quesadillas. Very good. Thanks."
"We loved this. I made it as a side dish with chicken breasts, but it could easily be a meal on its own. Didn't use cilantro because we don't like it and cut back on the jalapenos cause we're wimps! This will be a summer standard."
"5 stars for sure! We loved this! I can't wait to make it again, no more boring rice for me. It was such a nice clean taste that everyone really enjoyed. So nice and fresh."
"This was really, really good. I served it as a side to go with fajitas. At first, I thought it needed a little more kick...I think it just needed a little more salt. As leftovers, I mixed the rice in, added a little shredded cheese and a dab of sour cream....yum. Reminds me a lot of the veggie burrito bowl at Chipotle."
"This is a great recipe!! I did things a little different and roasted my corn on the cob, tomatoes, japalenos, and garlic in a dry cast iron pan. I also didn't make the rice yet. This makes a great salsa with corn chips. I added some extra spices for our liking such as chili powder, smoked paprika, ground chipotle powder, and some red wine vinegar. I also added a few more jalapenos. Great recipe!!"
"Really enjoyed this one, Barb. My husband and I thought it had lively ethnic flavors. I followed your directions exactly and didn't see the need to make any changes. I had to use store-bought tomatoes which was ok but I can't wait to try this again when fresh summer tomatoes are in season. This was our Zaar lunch of the week. Thanks."
"barb, this was great! i added a tsp of cumin in the dressing and the flavor was super. served this with a mexican casserole dish, quite tasty"
"Another 5 star review. Thank you so much for posting this Barb Gertz. I recently decided to try a vegan diet and tonight I just couldn't decide what to have for dinner. I almost gave up and ate wrong. Then I stumbled upon food.com and this was the first recipe I found. I made it exactly as posted except I used canned tomatoes (winter) and doubled it. I am looking forward to the leftovers."
"Very light and healthy. Next time I think I'll add some more spices or jalepeno's. It needs some more flavor. Would serve as a side dish/salsa (without the rice) instead of a main dish."
"This rice is delish! I didn't add the onions because the kids don't like them. I will make this again for sure!"
"I followed this recipe to a T and it came out great! I brought some into work to share as well and everyone there also loved it. It did need a little extra salt at the end imo and I'd like to double the lime juice and maybe add a little more onion next time. But this recipe was super easy and really good. Even though I think it's supposed to be eaten warm I've been eating it cold in this Vegas heat, healthy refreshing and filling!"
"This turned out SO GOOD! Very spicy so I added a little sour cream to tone it down. My husband loved it and also loved the spice. Will definitely be making this again!"
"This only gets three stars in my book, because it was incredibly dry. I used white rice (preference) and could only imagine how much worse it would've been had I used brown. I felt it needed done more tomato juice or something. Do use all four tomatoes, possibly more and maybe some canned tomatoes for their juice. Other than that the flavor was nice."