Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chili Rice Dish

This meal has very fond memories for me. My husband invented this when we were poor college students, and we literally could only afford rice, beans and pasta for dinner. Now that we have a little more money to spend on food, I like to throw this meal in to remember where we were not too long ago. My husband on the other hand is no longer a fan of this dinner, but I love it and so do my kids, so he can suffer through it once and a while. I love this meal because it is good, healthy, filling, cheap, so easy to make and it makes a lot with the few ingredients it uses!

Chili Rice Dish

1 can of chili
2 servings of white rice, cooked (1 cup uncooked, two cups cooked)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 c water
shredded cheese, tortillas, and sour cream

Cook rice per package directions. In a large skillet over medium heat add rice, can of chili, tomato paste, and water. Let heat up and cook until liquid has cooked out. This will serve at least 6 people.

My husband and I eat it this way: Place a pile of shredded cheddar, a pile of sour cream, and a pile of chili rice on your plate. Tear up pices of tortilla and scoop a little bit of each into your tortilla like shown below.

My kids like to eat it burrito style and pile everything in their tortilla and roll it up! Either way, it taste delicious!


  1. Hey...I'm still a poor college student! I am so making this recipe this week...

  2. That sounds really good to me!