Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice.This might be one of the easiest side dishes ever created. Really. Almost too easy to call it a “recipe”, but yet it is! Guess what? It is DELICIOUS!Fiesta Rice / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
I discovered the recipe on Pinterest and found it to be a perfect accompaniment for Taco Nights! The flavors are a refreshingly nice change from the old standby Mexican Rice that I have made and served over the years. This rice is so good, I suppose you COULD just eat it right out of the bowl before it gets to the table…not that I would ever do such a despicable thing (*cough, cough). The good news is that there are only 152.8 calories per serving…(4 Points Plus, if you’re a Weight Watchers points counter).

This is a great side dish…especially easy if you already have leftover cooked rice you want to use. This would be delicious paired with chicken, pork, shrimp, or even rounding out a burrito bowl with some barbacoa shredded beef, etc.! Hope you enjoy it!

Fiesta Rice / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

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This rice dish is a perfect accompaniment to a great Mexican-inspired meal. Easy and delicious!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1½ cups cooked, long-grain rice
  • 1 can black beans-rinsed and heated
  • 1 cup corn (canned or frozen), heated
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large scallion, finely diced
  • 2-4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro (I used 4)
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice (I added an extra Tablespoon)
  • Salt (to taste)
  1. Cook the rice.
  2. In a large serving bowl, mix the hot rice with the remaining ingredients (salt to taste).
  3. Toss and Serve.
  4. The End. Wasn't that EASY? Enjoy!




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