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Mexican Fire Rice Will Spice Up Your Weeknight Meals

Wow this sounds delicious!

Bring the restaurant straight to your dinner table with a version of Mexican rice you can make right at home. The rice works great as the base for a burrito bowl, wrapped up in a tortilla and topped with the meat of your choice, served on the side with beans — you name it. This versatile side will become a go-to any night of the week.

A recipe over at All Recipes for Mexican Fire Rice comes with a kick — so it’s sure to spice up your dinner-at-home routine. It’s the picante sauce in the recipe that adds the spice. Combined with white rice, breakfast sausage meat, sour cream and cheese, this meal is the spicy side you never knew you were missing. Once the ingredients are combined, you just throw some avocado and cheese on top and bake it for 20 minutes before eating enough to put you into a food coma.

The beautiful thing about Mexican-style rice is how customizable it is, so you can definitely riff off the recipe above. Another recipe from Damn Delicious skips out on the added spice but adds corn, fresh tomatoes and cilantro in its place:

Damn Delicious

Feel free to add all the ingredients your family’s been craving before setting it down on the dinner table.

And if you find that your family practically begs to eat this every night (and we have a feeling they will!), there’s a way where you can let this shine as a main dish instead of leaving it to play the role of a simple side.

This recipe from The Salty Marshmallow incorporates ground beef and lots and lots of cheese to make a hearty meal that can be topped with avocado, lettuce, jalapeño slices and more and be enjoyed all on its own:

The Salty Marshmallow

A recipe from Isabel Eats also recommends cooking chicken thighs on top of a bed of rice to make this a meal that’s almost guaranteed to leave yummy leftovers for the next day. Add cilantro and a wedge of lime and it’s ready to eat:

Isabel Eats

Who else is ready to add this rice to their weekly rotation?