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Green Enchilada Rice ~ 6 simple ingredients are all you need for this quick and easy Mexican-style side dish!

Green Enchilada Rice

A quick and easy Mexican-style side dish!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: dairy free, rice, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Holly Gray


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 10 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles


  • Into a medium-size pot over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently until softened. Add the rice and stir to coat. Continue cooking for an additional 1 minute.
  • Pour in the green enchilada sauce, water, and green chiles.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is cooked. Let the rice stand for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork and serve.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 509IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
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