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Loaded Cheesy Rice

Piping hot rice and beans with veggies and cheese provide an abundance of textures and flavors sure to satisfy everyone on a frosty night.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min




  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 orange bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, sliced
  • 8 ounces cremini or button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 (8-ounce) box yellow Spanish-style rice, such as Near East Spanish Rice
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded Mexicanblend cheese
  • ½ cup sliced black olives
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, such as Ortega Original Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles (optional)


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Sauté peppers until slightly softened, about for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms, and sauté 2 minutes more. Add rice, beans, coriander, garlic powder, and chili powder; sauté 1 more minute. Stir in 2 cups water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, olives, scallions, and green chilies, if desired, and serve.


Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 750
  • Total Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 655mg
  • Total Carbs: 120g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 39g
  • Protein: 20g

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




8 Responses to Loaded Cheesy Rice

  1. This rice looks so delicious. I am loving the colors, and the best part is that it’s a one-pot recipe, which means healthy goodness and fast cleanup!

  2. avatar says: hindyg

    This looks fantastic and is totally something my family would love. I have to try this soon!

  3. avatar says: gkran

    This looks so delicious!

  4. avatar says: Pakaramom

    We made it without the chiles – too spicy for the kids – and yummy!

  5. avatar says: dalesusan

    i’ll give it a try. always looking for easy dairy and being on the west coast, we love mexican style.

  6. avatar says: Funkyfrum

    This looks good but what can you suggest I use for the rice in Israel? Thanks!

    • Use your favorite rice, and then spice it up with turmeric, paprika, and cayenne (if you can stand it :-) . For added flavor when you cook your rice cook it in broth (in this case vegetable since you are doing dairy otherwise chicken broth) instead of water for tons of added flavor!

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