Classic Mexican Red Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Classic Mexican Red Rice recipe? Learn how to make Classic Mexican Red Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kleinvogel

Makes 6 servings



An easy version made with a jar of salsa. It is good when you saute a few fresh garlic slices in the rice. This recipe comes from Rick Bayless' Mexican Everyday Cookbook.

Recipe Ingredients for Classic Mexican Red Rice

1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups white rice
1 cup salsa
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions for Classic Mexican Red Rice

Turn on the oven to 350 degrees. Set a medium oven proof saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil and rice. Stir frequently until the grains of rice turn from translucent to milky-white, about 5 minutes--don't worry if some of them brown. Blend the salsa in a blender until smooth and add to the rice with the chicken broth and salt. Stir a couple of times, then let the mixture come to a full boil. Cover the pan and set in the middle of the oven. Bake 20 minutes. Uncover, add the peas and re-cover. Bake 5 minutes longer, then remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff the rice, releasing the steam and mixing in the peas. You're ready to serve.
Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
248
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
612mg
26%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
45.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.5g
14%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
6.8g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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