Cheese 'n Rice Quesadillas


Serve cheese and rice in quesadillas at your next party for a surefire hit. Green chiles and Mexican rice add spice to this out-of-this-world appetizer. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and chopped fresh cilantro.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
20 appetizers


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (5.4 ounce) package Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Mexican Rice

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread

  • 10 (6 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 ¼ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Bring water, rice, chiles, and spread to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Place 5 tortillas on a baking sheet. Top each with rice mixture, sprinkle with cheese, and cover with another tortilla.

  4. Cook under the preheated broiler until tortillas are lightly toasted and cheese is melted, turning once.

  5. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

109 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 41mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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