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Mexican Rice Recipe

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


Submitted by mommakitty

Makes 4 servings



Adapted from Nubella recipe, using brown rice instead of white rice. Only difference is the higher fiber using the brown rice.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Rice

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup brown rice
1 onion, medium
1 clove garlic
1 carrot
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt

Recipe Directions for Mexican Rice

  1. Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice and cook about 1 minuet. Stir in onion and garlic and saute about 3 minutes, stirring frequently until onion is translucent. Stir in remaining ingredients. * Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff rice and serve.

  2. *at this point put into rice steamer and steam until rice is done; about 40 minutes.

Categories

Rice, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 201.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
219
Calories from Fat
27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.0g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
592mg
25%
Potassium
343mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
41.5g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
6.0g
Vitamin A 54% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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