Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

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Authentic Mexican Rice
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  1. Heat up oil in deep skillet.
  2. Add rice in a single layer and let brown on each side. (An important thing to keep in mind is not to stir the rice, but rather fold it by taking the spatula and lifting and turning rice to brown on all sides. If you stir it will break up the rice grain).
  3. Half way through rice brown time add onion and green pepper until translucent.
  4. Turn down heat low to simmer.
  5. Add all of the cumin and crush the garlic into the open can of tomato sauce, stir to mix.
  6. Pour mixture over rice, add water.
  7. Fold in vegetables into rice.
  8. Put tight lid on pan simmer for approx 35 minutes or until rice is fluffy. Fold mixture occasionally as not to disturb the rices texture too much.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 87.04 Kcal (364 kJ)
Calories from fat 65.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.25g 11%
Sodium 58.64mg 2%
Potassium 113.9mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.56g 2%
Sugars 1.24g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.38g 6%
Protein 1.08g 2%
Vitamin C 18.4mg 31%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 24.1mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 113.96 Kcal (477 kJ)
Calories from fat 85.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 11%
Sodium 76.78mg 2%
Potassium 149.12mg 2%
Total Carbs 7.28g 2%
Sugars 1.62g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1.81g 6%
Protein 1.41g 2%
Vitamin C 24.1mg 31%
Iron 1.3mg 6%
Calcium 31.5mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.1
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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