Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet


The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you’re set!

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet - The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you're set!

Cheese + red enchilada sauce + green enchilada sauce + rice. Now that’s my kind of dinner.

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet - The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you're set!

Now I’m not really sure what to really call this. I think of it as an inside-out enchilada. Or a glorified Mexican fried rice.

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet - The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you're set!

Either way, this beats any kind of rice I have ever had. And being Korean, I’ve had many rice dishes in my day.

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet - The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you're set!

Best of all, this skillet is completely customizable to what you have on hand – feel free to throw in more veggies or even grilled chicken for extra protein.

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet - The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you're set!

Quinoa would also be a wonderful healthy substitute for the rice, although I would personally end up having the double the servings instead!

Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

The easiest enchilada you will ever make. No rolling, no folding. Just throw everything into a skillet and you’re set!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ mild green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan of 1 1 /2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice, corn, black beans, enchilada sauces, chili powder, cumin and oregano until well combined and heated through, about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Remove from heat and top with cheese. Cover until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro.

Adapted from Domestic Superhero.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions expressed are my own.