Fiesta Rice and Vermicelli

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this cheesy skillet made using rice, beans and corn – a flavorful fiesta!

  • Prep Time 3 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
package (6.8 ounces) rice and vermicelli mix with Spanish seasonings
2
cups water
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
jar (16 ounces) thick-and-chunky salsa
1
package (16 ounces) frozen corn, broccoli and red peppers
1
can (15 to 16 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 Melt margarine in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in rice and vermicelli mix. Cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown.
  • 2 Stir in contents of seasoning packet, water, chili powder and salsa. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.
  • 3 Stir in vegetables and beans. Cook until hot. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

Add 1/2 pound ground turkey with rice and vermicelli mix in step 1. Cook until no longer pink; drain if desired. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
720mg
720%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.