Great Tasting Low Sodium Mexican Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Shock55

If you're looking for a great tasing low sodium rice side dish recipe, this is it. This is pretty mild, so adjust the seasonings if you're looking for something a little more spicy.

Top Review by Susie D

I liked the smokey flavor in this from the cumin and appreciated the use of low sodium products. In that vein, I opted to not add the specified 1/2 t of salt. I found the can of mixed veggies an odd addition. They cooked into the rice & weren't obtrusive, but I think next time I will use fresh onions, celery, & peppers instead. I did like the robust flavor from all of the spices & the dish paired well with mild flavored enchiladas. Made for Spring 2012 Pick A Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a stock pot heat oil till hot.
  2. Add uncooked rice and saute until the rice looks clear (usually 2 - 3 minutes).
  3. Add seasonings, chicken broth, diced tomatoes and mixed vegetables and turn heat up to high. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat to low. Cook covered for 20 minutes.

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