Thursday, June 20, 2013

Creamy Mexican Rice


For Surprise Recipe Swap this month, I headed over to Desiree's blog at SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl.  She had so many recipes to look through, but when I found her Mexican Sour Cream Rice, I knew I had to make it. I have seen versions of this recipe in various cookbooks and always meant to try it and just never get around to it. Thank you Desi for having this recipe, so that I finally got around to making it!

I did make a few tweaks to Desi's recipe, I swapped out the sour cream for Greek Yogurt, just because that is what I do anymore. I always have Chobani in the fridge, but not always any sour cream. I did tweak the cheese also, because of what I had, but I loved it! It was a lovely creamy rice, with a lovely Mexican flavor from the peppers and cilantro.  I will be adding this rice to a regular rotation on our menu!

Creamy Mexican Rice (Adapted from: SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl)

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
1 - 14.5 oz can chicken broth
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1 - 4 oz can diced green chile peppers
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided (Colby or Pepper Jack would also be great)
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 Tbsp Jalapeno slices, diced (the slices you use for nacho's, then dice them)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and Pepper

Saute rice in olive oil in large pot, over medium high heat, for 4-5 minutes. Add chicken broth, and bring to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

While rice is simmering, preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease casserole dish.  Set aside.  After rice has simmered for the 20 minutes, remove from heat and add Greek Yogurt, green chile peppers, one cup of cheese, corn, jalapeno, and cilantro. Mix until all are combined. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Pour rice mixture into casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake uncovered, for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven, and garnish with additional cilantro if desired.


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  1. Looks yummy! I like the yogurt swap, healthier!

  2. This looks so good! Love the yogurt in it. It's on my list for next weeks dinner plan :)

  3. Mmmmm Mexican rice! :) Just had some for dinner last night; it's so much better when you make it fresh, isn't it? Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:

  4. Yay glad you liked this recipe! Thanks for reminding me of it... I haven't made it in awhile! I like your healthier take on it by using greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I've got some yogurt in the fridge right now actually.... dinner tonight maybe?

    Great pick!

  5. Oooooh yummy! I love Mexican rice and this version looks so delicious.

  6. This is what I call a super rice dish. We eat a lot of rice and I always am looking for new ways to make it. Thanks for a new one.

  7. Greek yogurt instead of sour cream! Yum! Pinned this post after visiting from PIN ME LINKY PARTY!

  8. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people's awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  9. Interest use of Greek yogurt! I'm pinning this for sure!

  10. This recipe sounds great and I love the use of greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I'm always looking for new ways to make rice so I'll definitely be trying this one. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  11. Mexican food seems like a very popular choice for this months SRS. The rice sounds delicious!

  12. Oh Kris....I SO love rice in any form and am always looking for ways to jazz it up! This looks really scrumptious! : )

  13. I've never seen rice made with yogurt, but it looks like it'd be really tasty! :)

  14. Hi! Found you on Chicken Chick blog hop. I am obsessed with rice, and this looks great. Love the idea of using Greek yogurt. Now following via Bloglovin'
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

  15. Wow, thanks for the great recipe!!! We love Mexican and I bet I can turn this baby into a delicious meaty casserole!!

  16. Oh my goodness, your recipe for creamy Mexican rice looks just mouthwatering, and I am going to save that recipe for sure. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick