How to Make Southwestern Rice at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Southwestern rice is a great vegetarian rice dish that anyone can cook within 25 minutes. Today I will be sharing its easiest recipe.

Southwestern rice is a very common serve along with many different veggies and beans. They are amazing in taste and I got this recipe from my mom when I was moving out of town. This dish can be a one-pot meal that you can prepare under 30 minutes.

The things you will require to make southwestern rice are corn, water, black beans, sweet orange pepper, butter, green chilies, salt, garlic, turmeric, cumin, uncooked rice. To make it, you have to slightly cook all the ingredients with the rice and boil it until cooked and leave it still and you will have amazing southwest rice.

This is how much easily that you can prepare Spanish rice pilaf. But I’ve mentioned the detail directions below. While moving further, we will see how southwest rice can get easily cooked and the proper ingredients required to make these rice amazing are also enlisted further.

Ingredients for Southwestern Rice

  • ½ cup Corn
  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cups Black Beans
  • ½ cup Sweet Orange Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 114 gm Green Chillies
  • ¼ tablespoon Salt
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 cup Uncooked Rice

All of these ingredients can be found quite easily. Now let’s check how much you will have to wait for Southwest rice to get cooked.

How Much Time It Will Take To Prepare Southwestern Rice?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
3 minutes22 minutes25 minutes

Your tasty and healthy southwest rice gets 25 min. Moving on, we will go through the procedure of making it.

Steps For Making Southwestern Rice

Southwestern Rice recipe
  1. Firstly take a pan and toss in all the ingredients except the rice and then sort them for a minute or two.
  2. Now put the rice in a water-filled container and all the ingredients with it and boil it properly.
  3. The next step is to remove the container from the gas flame, cover it, and keep it still for 5-6 minutes.
  4. At last, take it out and serve it hot.

Now your southwest rice is ready to be served. Serve it as a stand-alone dish or with any dish of your choice, it’ll work fine and everyone is going to love it.

Nutritional Breakdown of Southwestern Rice

Let’s check how much calories and fats does southwest rice provides to you.


How to Make Southwestern Rice at Home | Video

For the ease of you all, I’ve added a recipe video of these southwestern style rice below.

Video by Eat East Indian

I hope you’ve liked this recipe. I highly recommend you to try it at your home and share your reviews with us in the comments section below.

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