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Overhead photo of skillet filled with cheesy queso fiesta rice
Cheesy Queso Fiesta Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This Cheesy Queso Fiesta Rice is sure to tickle your taste buds! It's creamy, cheesy and full of zesty flavor!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: rice, queso, comfort food
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup queso cheese dip, I use Pancho's Original Queso
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and salt and cook for three minutes, stirring often. Add the rice and garlic and cook for an additional two minutes, stirring often. Add the chicken broth and salsa and bring to a boil. Once the mixture starts boiling, lower the heat and simmer, covered until rice is tender, about 18 minutes. Add the Pancho's Original Queso and chopped jalapenos and mix until well combined. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until heated through. Squeeze in the lime juice and top with the chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Queso Fiesta Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 719mg31%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 642IU13%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.