Tomato and Green Chili Rice a simple flavorful addition to your next Mexican night! It is a recipe that you can easily double. Mexican night can get expensive depending on the number of toppings, but adding this side is cost effective and reduces the amount of servings needed for the main dish.
I like to buy the medium tomato and green chili’s for extra spice or add a jalapeno to the rice. If you are sensitive to spice then be sure to buy mild tomato and green chili’s.
Cost Per Serving $2.98 as of October 2022
If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $11.90.
If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $6.50.
- Cost per serving reduces to $1.63.
I do not include salt and pepper in the cost of this recipe.
Recipe serves: 4
Equipment needed: 2 quart baking dish
Total time: 1 hour
Let's grocery shop!
I do not include salt and pepper because I assume it is already in your pantry. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will save about $5.40.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $5.40 as of October 2022
canola oil $3.67
ground cumin $1.73
Total: $6.50 as of October 2022
1 bag long grain rice $0.82
1 onion $0.78
1 small can sliced olives $1.48
1 garlic bulb $0.54
1 can diced tomatoes and green chili's $0.88
1 block Monterey jack cheese $2.00
|1/2 cup long grain rice|
|1/2 cup onion|
|1 garlic clove|
|1/8 cup sliced ripe olives|
|1/2 teaspoon cumin|
|1/2 teaspoon kosher salt|
|1/2 teaspoon black pepper|
|1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained|
|1/2 cup water|
|1 tablespoon canola oil|
|1/2 cup monterey jack cheese|
- Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Bake covered for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and stir in cheese. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
- Check to see if the rice is tender if not bake for additional 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Enjoy!
This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 4