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Mexican Fire Rice

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"This is a rice recipe with a different little kick. You can either make it as hot or as mild as you like it, depending on your taste for spiciness. This serves as a great side dish or for a 'quick fix' meal."
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55 m servings 456
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown.
  4. In a medium baking dish, mix the cooked rice, cooked sausage, picante sauce, and sour cream. Top with Cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 456 calories; 28 31 18.9 75 1064 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Great recipe! I used ground beef because thats what I had on hand. Easy to put together, makes a bunch, economical and seriously tasty!

Most helpful critical review

was easy to make, but lacked flavor. i wouldn't make it again

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Great recipe! I used ground beef because thats what I had on hand. Easy to put together, makes a bunch, economical and seriously tasty!

This was a hit at the last mexican fiesta I had! Add this to your menu. Delicious.

this dish was quick, easy & good. i added taco seasoning mix (1pk.) to the ground beef (i did not have breakfast sausage)i also served this w\a side of refryed beans everyone loved it. thanks

Great...makes enough to feed a small army!

The kids love this. If you want more flavor -- I use chicken broth instead of water and canned El Pato sauce in my rice before I add the rest of the ingredients (the El Pato sauce doesn't reall...

This is a fantastic dish! Very easy and quick to fix and the bonus is, it's delicious! I prepared it exactly as instructed, but cut the recipe in half. I let it sit a good 15 minutes after takin...

Made it exactly like as instructed. I would use a hotter picante sauce next time or spicier sausage. To me it was just a good rice casserole. I am going to add just a little more rice next time....

I made minor changes to this. My six-year-old and I don't really handle spicy too well, so I put in about 3/4 cup medium chunky salsa and about 1/2 cup sour cream. I also use sage sausage becaus...

Made this for dinner one night. Had misgivings about the picante sauce but went on anyways. Actually the recipe was way more than I needed for two people, so I brought some to my brother and he ...