Preview: Make Southwestern Jasmine Rice with Jasmine rice, red peppers, garlic, southwestern seasoning, and cilantro. It’s the perfect side dish for a Mexican entree.
Are you tired of the same old rice? With only a few extra ingredients, you can make your dinner menu more interesting.
Both of these varieties were already in my pantry. However, I was inspired to search for a new recipe worthy of the prize.
Guess where I found it? In my purse, of all places. Evidently, I picked up the recipe card while shopping at Central Market some time ago.
At any rate, it’s so easy. I was inspired to play around a little and come up with my own version. Basically, it’s a fiesta in your mouth. The peppers, garlic, and seasonings add a southwestern flavor that’s exotic but not too spicy.
So far, we’ve tried it with Mexican food and beef tips. Both were husband-approved.
Need a main dish? Add diced chicken, leftover steak, or sausage.
What can I substitute for southwestern seasoning?
Don’t let the “southwestern seasoning” called for in the recipe discourage you. Chipotle chili seasoning would work. Chili powder will also work.
Add a small amount of cumin (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon) if you decide to substitute. Cumin will preserve the southwestern flavor.
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Southwestern Jasmine Rice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onions
- ½ cup red peppers
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- 1-2 teaspoons southwest seasoning - or chipotle chili powder
- 2 cups cooked rice
- Fresh cilantro - chopped
- Preheat a large skillet and pour in oil. Sauté onions and red peppers until softened but not brown.
- Add garlic and southwest seasoning and cook until fragrant.
- Add cooked rice and cilantro to vegetable mixture and mix well. Serve hot.