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Cheesy Mexican Rice and Vegetable Tortilla Stew

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

You know what’s really great? It’s Thursday. Which means it’s nearly the weekend. Which means I don’t have to go to work for two days which is just excellent because I can spend time eating and cooking! You know what else is really great? This Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew. It may have what appears to be an unnecessarily long title but that’s only because each of those elements just seemed too important to leave out. Especially the cheesy part. That is the most important. Otherwise you’re just eating something healthy and no one wants that.

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

Although I guess you could very easily leave the cheese out of this recipe and you’d have something pretty healthy and vegan going on. I won’t judge if that’s what you’re into. Alternatively, if you fancy going in the other direction you could very definitely add some meat in here and it would be equally awesome. Basically this thing is pretty customisable and you should go to town and make it your own. Then come back here and let me know what you did so I can give it a go.

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

You can always count on Mexican flavours to give you a bit of an internal cuddle when you need it. Sometimes there’s just nothing better than the smoky, spicy flavours of cumin and chilli y’know? I know you know otherwise why would you be here reading this ramble on your way to getting the recipe for this cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew?

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

This whole putting tortilla chips on top of your dinner definitely gets a yes from me. Some of them stay crunchy. Some of them go kind of soggy. It’s a perfect mix of textures.

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!
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Cheesy Mexican Rice and Vegetable Tortilla Stew

Cheesy Mexican rice and vegetable tortilla stew is a tasty vegetarian weeknight dinner packed with beans, vegetables and spices!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Calories 539 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 large Chilli chopped (leave the seeds in if you want it spicier)
  • 2 tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne
  • 2 litres Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 400g tins Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 400g tins Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 200 g Rice
  • 100 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • Fresh Coriander, Tortilla Chips to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium high heat. Add the onion, pepper and chilli and cook until the vegetables are soft. Add the garlic and spices with a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Stir so that everything is coated in the spices.

  2. Pour in the stock, tomatoes and beans and bring to the boil. Simmer for half an hour then add the rice and cook for another 15 minutes until the rice is tender. Stir through the cheddar cheese just before serving the put in bowls and top with the coriander and broken up tortilla chips. 

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS CHEESY MEXICAN RICE AND VEGETABLE TORTILLA STEW?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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    05/02/2017 at 4:34 PM

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    28/08/2017 at 2:00 PM

    This looks like a thick, hearty stew! Great flavor mix too — that would make a great dinner on a chilly evening!

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    28/08/2017 at 2:48 PM

    Wow! This is just all kinds of comforting, isn’t it???

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    Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated
    28/08/2017 at 3:08 PM

    Every single word in this recipe title sounds absolutely amazing to me!! Love the idea of adding crunchy tortilla chips on the top, too. I’m all about texture! Definitely going to whip this up as soon as the weather cools down.

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    Sarah Newman
    28/08/2017 at 3:40 PM

    Love how easy this sounds! Totally craving this now. Yum yum yum!

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    Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze
    28/08/2017 at 3:56 PM

    Oh my gosh I have been looking for some inspiration for my husband’s lunches and he would LOVE this!

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