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Green Chile Rice

This green chili rice is so flavorful and super simple to make in just 10 minutes. It is sure to become a family favorite! The green chilies and cilantro combined with the red peppers make it the perfect red and green holiday rice. 
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green chile rice, mexican, rice, side dishes
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $5


  • 8.5 ounces rice
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup red peppers
  • 1-2 tsp Real Salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 C cheddar cheese


  • Start by emptying one package of Maya Kaimal's Organic Surekha Rice in the Perfectly Plain variety into a medium skillet
  • Add 1 T water and stir to combine
  • Next, add 1 can of diced green chilies
  • Place 1/4 cup diced, fresh red peppers into the pan with 1-2 tsp. salt (depending on your preference)
  • Add in 1 tsp. cumin and 3 T butter then stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes over medium heat
  • Top with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese and let melt 1 minute over the rice
  • Serve rice hot with fresh chopped cilantro


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3 days in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 544IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg