When selecting a side dish for any entrée my mind always gears towards rice because you can do so much with it. Just like a blank canvas. My love for rice started at a young age. It was always the side dish of choice next to my mom's home cooked meals. I absolutely loved eating it any way she made it. Every time I make fiesta rice, the smell and look takes me back to my mother's kitchen and all the wonderful talks we had while cooking. The name came to be because the beautiful vegetables that make this rice so delicious look like a sprinkle of confetti. This favorite side dish is simple to prepare, but it packs a spicy punch with the added green chiles. Don't worry, the smooth dollops of cream cheese tame the heat and it tastes absolutely wonderful.
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