Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice

In case you’re wondering, I am alive.  I’ve just had my hands full with the new addition to my family.  Grayson Daniel was born at 2:30am on June 3rd.  He’s perfect.

Grayson Daniel

I am aware that he was born over a month ago, and that I have failed to announce it here.  He’s kept me pretty busy, and I’ve been drowning in a bit of postpartum depression.  Thankfully it was caught early, and I was able to get treatment right away.  I’m feeling a lot more human already, and I’m able to fully enjoy my adorable little dude.

Grayson Daniel


Of course I can’t post without including a recipe, right?  I owe you guys… so I come baring one of my family’s favorite meals.  I’ve had a few people ask for this recipe, and I’ve been meaning to post it for months now.  I’m finally doing it!

I adapted this recipe from Domestic Superhero’s Cheesy Veggie Enchilada Skillet Rice.  She has some amazing recipes.  So, make sure you go check out her blog.  I did change a few things in the recipe.  The most important one is changing it from using cooked rice to a one pan meal.

I’ve been trying to make one meatless meal per week, and this is the one my family has been asking for most.  We seriously love this, and I hope you do, too!

One Pan #Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice from #omnomalicious


Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Bell Peppers, Chopped
1 Cup Long Grain Enriched Rice
2 15oz Cans Black Beans
1 Cup Frozen Corn
1 10oz Can Green Enchilada Sauce
1 10oz Can Red Enchilada Sauce
2 Cups Water
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
2 Cups Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.  Add the onions and peppers and cook until onions are translucent, about two to three minutes.

Add the rice and cook for another minute.  Stir in the black beans, corn, enchilada sauces, water, and seasoning and bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.

Turn the heat off and let sit, still covered, for an additional 10 minutes.

Stir in the cheese and enjoy.

One Pan #Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice from #omnomalicious


One Pan #Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice from #omnomalicious

For a printable version of this recipe, click here!

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"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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20 Responses to Vegetarian Southwest Cheesy Rice

  1. arzea says:

    Duh, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that….the adding the rice to the skillet and cooking! Probably because my husband is obsessed with the rice cooker, and ‘cooking’ rice makes him feel special, lol. I am happy you liked it!

  2. YUM! This looks really good and I have already added it to my week’s FB posts – tomorrow morning. I have a mom especially looking for vegetarian dishes for her 3 year old.

  3. Woohoo yippee congratulations!!! I’ve been waiting for this post 😉 I’m glad that you’re feeling better now, and more able to enjoy your new little man. Mine is turning 1 tomorrow…how did it go by so quickly?!?!?!?

  4. I LOVE his announcement picture BTW…that little smile is adorable!!!

  5. quilt32 says:

    What a darling little boy you have. Congratulations and I hope you feel well so you can enjoy him at this tiny stage.

    The recipe looks really good and I’m saving it for a nice lunch or supper.

  6. He is absolutely perfect, Pam…congratulations on your new addition! 🙂

  7. He is actually the cutest little boy ever 😀
    So glad to see you back to posting! And what a delicious cheesy rice, wouldn’t mind a large bite… or 5 plates 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  8. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling a bit but it will pass. The baby is beautiful! Congratulations!

  9. *drool* and WHAT is enchilada sauce?? I must eat this.

  10. pclovinu says:

    Congratulations! Hope you are enjoying your little one and that your depression is gone.🙂

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