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    20 Minute Mexican Rice

    20 Minute Mexican Rice. Photo by Sue Lau

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    23 mins

    5 mins

    18 mins

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    1. 1
      Cook rice in hot oil in 2 to 3 litre saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in onion and garlic; cook, stirring about 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Add broth and cumin.
    4. 4
      Heat to boiling; stir once or twice.
    5. 5
      Lower heat to simmer; Cover with tight fitting lid.
    6. 6
      Cook 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
    7. 7
      Combine tomato paste and 1 tablespoon water.
    8. 8
      Stir tomato mixture, peas and carrots into rice; fluff with a fork.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 25, 2008


      Very good, very easy way to make a more sophisticated rice. Also much healthier than buying Mexican-style rice from a packet (less sodium and fresher, etc.). Made this vegan by using vegetable broth and added the carrot while boiling the rice to make sure it was soft enough. Added another tablespoon of tomato paste so it covered/flavored all of the rice. Also added some smoked spanish paprika and taco seasoning for a kick!

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    • on December 14, 2004


      great flavor in a light, fluffy rice. I only use Uncle Ben's. I did add the tomato paste to water BEFORE I added the rice, so the flavor soaked thru. Wasn't too if you like it hot, you may need to kick it up a bit

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    • on April 22, 2004


      this was quick and delish,i made it a one pot meal,by adding smoked sausage to it, i served this with cornbread and a salad

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    Nutritional Facts for 20 Minute Mexican Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 246.8
    Calories from Fat 38
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.3 mg
    Sodium 314.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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