Mamacita's Mexican Rice Recipe

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Mamacita's Mexican Rice
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  1. Cook and stir rice and oil in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour chicken broth into rice mixture and bring to a boil; stir tomato, cumin, saffron, salt, and black pepper into broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir peas and carrots into cooked rice; garnish with cilantro.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 37.79 Kcal (158 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.31g 4%
Sodium 224.12mg 9%
Potassium 113.86mg 2%
Total Carbs 3.18g 1%
Sugars 1.34g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 3%
Protein 0.64g 1%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 14%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 12.8mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 39.19 Kcal (164 kJ)
Calories from fat 21.6 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Sodium 232.47mg 9%
Potassium 118.1mg 2%
Total Carbs 3.29g 1%
Sugars 1.39g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 3%
Protein 0.67g 1%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 14%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 13.3mg 1%

* 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

  • 0.8
  • 1

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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