Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Quick and simple way to add some extra flavor to plain old white rice. This was something I threw together to go with some fajitas I had made. I usually make this rice in my rice cooker, but it works on the stove top as well. I've used regular long grain rice, or parboiled, both work fine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 -3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 12 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon spicy cajun seasoning (mine is not this brand, but I'm sure something with ingredients like Emeril's Essence will work just) (optional)
  • 14 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 4 -6 ounces chevre cheese (soft goat cheese)


  1. Mix dry rice, spices and dried onions.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions, either on stove top or in rice cooker.
  3. Fluff rice with fork.
  4. Add cheese to warm rice and let melt a bit.
  5. Add cilantro and combine well.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was awesome and it was a great side for fajitas.

5 5

Very good; the recipe worked out well with what I did have on hand. I omitted the coriander because I didn't have it and used dried cilantro flakes and added that in step #1. I used a blend of mexi-cheese instead of the goat cheese. I also used chicken broth for the water and used long grain rice. I used the rest of the spices as stated; my family does not do well with spicy things and they did just fine with this rice. A hint of "spice" was noticeable but nothing overpowering; my 4 y/o loved the taste. This made a great side to some chicken chimichangas; thanks for posting!