08 March 2011

"Mexican Rice"

I made a simple and quick dinner tonight, and wasn't in the mood to take photos...so you're getting a recipe/method and no photos. haha! Healthy it's not, but it's super yummy and will feed a crowd.

Ingredients: 1 lb hamburger (or you could totally throw in my Taco Chicken if you have some already cooked), 2 cans of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chilis), 1 bag of southwest mix veggies (Birdseye makes one I love...corn, black beans, onions, red and green peppers, etc.), 1 1/2 cups of white rice (you COULD do this with brown rice, I suppose, but it'd take forever to cook....not really worth it when you're making a 'quick' meal lol), 3 cups of water, 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese, and a few handfuls of Fritos (and tortillas if you'd like).

Simple enough. Brown and drain the hamburger (I throw it in a colander and run hot water over it to drain it) and put it back in the pan, season it with whatever grill seasoning you like, toss the frozen veggies and rice into the pan and mix it all up with the hamburger. Open the Rotel and toss it in, too. Add 2 1/2 cups of the water (you may or may not need that extra half a cup, depends on how soft you like your rice--taste it at the end). Cook it till the rice is tender (you want a LITTLE bit of water left in the pot), and add the shredded cheese. Mix it all up.

Serve in bowls topped with a few Fritos, or wrap it up in tortillas. Everyone loves it.

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