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Calico Rice

Rated as 4.41 out of 5 Stars

"Looking for an accompaniment to Mexican food or barbecued chicken? This spicy rice fits the bill (the sour cream is handy for cooling your palate!). When I'm cooking, I head for my spice cupboard often - we like our food zesty!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a skillet or saucepan, saute peppers and onion in butter for 3 minutes. Stir in the rice, soup mix, picante or salsa, cumin, garlic, salt and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Garnish with sour cream if desired.

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Most helpful positive review

Holy cow, this makes a TON! I used my own homemade onion soup mix and salsa, omitted the salt and green pepper (we don't care for green pepper) and cooked the rice in organic chicken broth. I al...

Most helpful critical review

Ok recipe - normally I like peppers in my dishes but for some reason, this rice dish was a little over powered by the pepper flavor, (too much).

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Holy cow, this makes a TON! I used my own homemade onion soup mix and salsa, omitted the salt and green pepper (we don't care for green pepper) and cooked the rice in organic chicken broth. I al...

Great side dish and a wonderful compliment to Mexican food! I opted to use chicken broth vs. water for a little extra flavor and used half cumin, half chili powder. I also omitted the salt as ...

This is amazing, although I did make a few changes. Instead of 3 cups of water, I used 1 cup of water and 1 15 oz can of chicken broth. I added 1/2 cup of salsa instead of 2 Tbsp, a can of cor...

I made this dish close to the recipe--a tad less cumin and salsa perhaps. It's very tasty, the soup mix makes it richer. Only one caveat--I planned on 25 minutes and it was not done...my packag...

This has a lot of flavor and it was easy to make. I ate mine with parmesan cheese.

Delicious! Didn't change a thing. My husband loved it. And it went well with BBQ meatballs, though I suspect it would be even better with a mesquite chicken breast or fajitas.

This recipe was really good, the only change I made was eliminating the package of onion soup mix, we're watching our salt intake and they're very high in sodium, it was very delicious without. ...

This ended up being really good! I cut the recipe down for 2 people & used mostly chicken broth rather than plain water, but followed all other directions exactly as is. To make it easier, I use...

this rice is very colorful and looks so nice when it's done! we enjoyed the flavor, although i did think it was a little bland. i think i'd add corn to it next time, and maybe some black beans...