Tex-Mex Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Tex-Mex Rice recipe? Learn how to make Tex-Mex Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 4 servings



I removed 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp chicken bouillon powder because of the high sodium content.

Recipe Ingredients for Tex-Mex Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup salsa

Recipe Directions for Tex-Mex Rice

  1. Heat olive oil in pan over high heat for about 30 seconds. Stir in garlic, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and cumin. Once the spices are well blended, stir in uncooked rice. Continue to stir the rice and cook on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in water and salsa. Bring to a boil. Stir the rice one last time; reduce the heat to the lowest setting and place lid on the pan and cook for 20 minutes.

  2. Remove lid, gently fluff rice with a fork and serve.

  3. Note: Do not stir while cooking, as this will make the rice sticky, and allow steam to escape.

Categories

Rice, Side Dish, American-Southwestern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 186.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
207
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.9g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
107mg
4%
Potassium
124mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
0.6g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* 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
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
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