Stuff them, broil them, enjoy! These easy-to-make Cheesy Rice Stuffed Jalapeños are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Preheat broiler with oven rack 6-inches away from heat source.
With a small knife, cut a slit in each jalapeño from stem to tip. With a small spoon, scoop out the seeds and discard.
Stuff each pepper with some of the cooked rice.
Cut the cheese into pieces that will fit into peppers. Stuff each pepper with a piece of cheese.
Arrange prepared peppers on a baking pan and place under broiler. Broil 2-3 minutes, watching so they do not burn.
Remove from oven and top with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.
Peppers can also be prepared on a grill.
In a hurry? Skip the broiler and place peppers in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Substitute Panela with your favorite cheese.
Wear a disposable glove when seeding peppers.
Stuffed peppers can be enjoyed in many ways and these Cheesy Rice Stuffed Jalapeños are no exception. Try this simple and delicious recipe as the perfect finger food for your next gathering as an appetizer or serve as a side dish at dinner. Whichever way you serve them, you can be sure that these tasty morsels loaded with fluffy Mahatma® Long Grain White Rice, melty cheese, sour cream, and your favorite salsa will quickly disappear. If you’d like to try an aromatic variety, cook Jasmine Rice in place of White Rice.
They’re easy to make, too! Using pickled jalapeños for added flavor and a softened texture, with a small knife slice into each one from stem to tip and scoop out the seeds. Pop a piece of cheese in each and fill with cooked rice. Broil for just 2-3 minutes then top with sour cream, your favorite salsa, and garnish with chopped cilantro. It takes just minutes to create this colorful and delicious recipe!
Pro tip: if you loved the taste of this dish, try this Mexican Rice Casserole – with similar ingredients and loads of Latin-inspired flavors!
The stuffing fun doesn’t end with stuffed jalapeño recipes, or with stuffed peppers in general. While there are a lot of delicious stuffed pepper recipes, like these Rice & Turkey Stuffed Peppers or these Rice Stuffed Poblanos, there are many tasty and nutritious vegetables that are the right shape and flavor for stuffing.
It’s an easy and delicious way to work more vegetables into your diet. Some veggies that are perfect for stuffed recipes include tomatoes, potatoes, squash, yams, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms. Try your hand at other stuffed vegetable recipes like these delightful Jasmine with Red & Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms or these Wild Rice & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. Now that you’ve mastered stuffing vegetables, why not learn how to make paella?
Need a dessert idea? Try our Cuban arroz con leche recipe.