Mexican Rice Casserole

My husband and I grew up having Mexican Food on a regular basis and we just love the Mexican or Southwest flavors in our dishes.  This is a great Mexican Rice that we just love and hope you will enjoy it too.

Mexican Rice Casserole

Mexican Rice Casserole
Adapted From Pioneer Woman
Prepared In Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 to 1 whole large onion, chopped
4 cups long grain rice
two 14.5 ounce cans whole tomatoes
One 10 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles,
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
6 to 8 cups Chicken Broth
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the garlic and onions. Cook, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn't burn. Cook over low heat, about 3 minutes.
Next, add the whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, cumin, chipotle chili powder, dried cilantro salt and pepper. Stir to combine and let cook, about 2 minutes. Finally, add the chicken broth and stir the mixture together. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer until the rice is not quite done, 10 to 15 minutes.
Top with the cheese, and then bake with the lid off until the cheese is melted and the rice fully cooked, about 15 minutes.
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This is Delicious!
It Freezes Well


I am so glad that you could stop by and try this awesome recipe with us today, we really love it and sure hope you enjoy it too.  I always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back soon!
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Wow, lots of flavor in this dish-sounds great:@)

  2. Love that rice - so full of flavor and comfort. I can see why it makes an appearance so often!

  3. Miz Helen - it a great looking dish
    I would really like to try it

  4. Just to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Chicken was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Cheers

  5. I've been looking for a new Mexican rice recipe--love the addition of cheese. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Mmm. I love Mexican and this looks like a nice, easy and quick dish to make!

  7. Looks so good, especially with all that cheese. and chipotle! Love it!

  8. This looks so yummy! A big bowl of comfort food!!!

  9. My husband is always asking me to cook more mexican! Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday!

  10. This would be a nice twist to our all-too-standard dinner menu. Thanks for the share. I found you on the My Turn blog hop (FFFFF) and I'm your latest linky follower. :)

  11. I love one pot recipes, and your Mexican Rice Casserole sounds wonderful. I like the warming spices you have used, and it's lovely it freezes well too.

  12. Delciious mexican rice I love anything spicy. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. I am highlighting this recipe this week.

  13. Great recipe!! I was wondering what you served with it in the picture?? Looks fab!!

    1. Thanks so much, what you see is the topping to the casserole which is melted cheese and a lime wedge, it is a delicious casserole. Hope you have a nice day and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen


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