Enchilada Rice

Super Easy Enchilada Rice made with homemade enchilada sauce! Loaded with onions, black beans, corn, bell pepper and salsa. The perfect side dish to go alongside beef, chicken or fish!

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Enchilada Rice

Mexican food is my all time favorite cuisine. Give me a Margarita, Tortilla chips, Salsa and I’ll be happy! This enchilada rice makes the perfect side dish for any Mexican meal. I love to serve my rice with some refried beans and tacos! Add shredded chicken, grilled shrimp, fish or beef to this rice to make it a one pot meal! You can also make it vegetarian and keep it as is (just make sure to substitute vegetable stock for chicken stock).

I made my own homemade enchilada sauce. It’s super easy to whip up and requires only pantry staples. If your short on time you can always use canned enchilada sauce or taco sauce.

This is also a great way to use up leftover rice. Toss already cooked rice with enchilada sauce, sautéed onions, garlic, corn and beans. That’s it! Serve with a dollop of sour cream a sprinkle of cheese and fresh cilantro! All you need is 35 minutes and one pot to whip up this Enchilada Rice!

How to make enchilada rice

Heat oil in a large pot. Add in onion and green pepper and sauté until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute. Stir in enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, salsa, rice and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with any of the optional toppings below!

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded Mexican cheese
  • Diced avocado
  • Sour cream or greek yogurt
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Diced red onion
  • Black olives

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How to make homemade enchilada sauce?

Making your own enchilada sauce at home is super easy! I like to make a double batch of this and keep the rest in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months! Start by heating oil in a medium pot. Add in all purpose flour and stir for one minute. Next stir in chili powder, light brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in stock. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Tips

  • Use fresh corn if it’s in season if not frozen corn works just as well!
  • For extra heat use a hot salsa or add in diced jalapeno. If you want this to be milder use less chili powder in the enchilada sauce and use mild salsa!
  • White or brown rice can be used. This is also great with leftover pre cooked rice! You can make this recipe lower carb by using riced cauliflower.

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Enchilada Rice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 -6
Enchilada Rice made with homemade enchilada sauce! Loaded with onions, black beans, corn, bell pepper and salsa. The perfect side dish!

Ingredients

Enchilada Rice

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce recipe follows
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3 cups brown or white rice cooked
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper

Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Enchilada Rice

  • Heat oil in a large pot.
  • Add in onion and green pepper and sauté until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, salsa, rice and cilantro.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Enchilada Sauce

  • Heat oil in a medium pot.
  • Add flour and stir for one minute.
  • Stir in the seasoning.
  • Slowly whisk in stock. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Enchilada Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 110g37%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 373IU7%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy Recipe, Enchilada Rice, Mexican, Rice, Side dish

Originally published Jan 31, 2016

Enchilada Sauce adapted from Gimme Some Oven

 

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  • Alissa

    If I decide to use canned enchilada sauce how much should I use? I notice in your recipe you use 1 cup of stock and the rest is pretty much seasonings. Should I aim to use around 1-1.5 cups of canned sauce in that case? Thank you!!

  • Hi Alissa,

    I would aim for 1 (10 ounce) can of enchilada sauce. I would add maybe half and keep adding more to taste.

    Thanks!

    Kelley

  • Susan

    I added a little more enchilada sauce so rice is a little more red but oh the flavor is fantastic!

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