Weight Watchers Core Mexican Rice

"I got this recipe from one of the various Core Weight Watcher boards. It is YUMMY!"
photo by Southern Lady photo by Southern Lady
photo by Southern Lady
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Heat oil. Add rice and cook until golden and toasted. Add and lightly saute onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  • Put salt, 1/2 cup of tomatoes (undrained) and broth in a blender. Process till smooth.
  • Add liquid from blender to the rice mixture slowly. You can drain the rest of the tomatoes and add them to the rice at this point if you want extra tomato.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, turn heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender, about 1 hour. (Or however long brown rice needs to simmer - my package says 1 hour.)
  • Don't remove the lid during the cooking process.
  • If you don't have fresh garlic, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder to the blender.

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  1. zeldaz51
    Please note that Food.com is not a WW site, and we cannot calculate the points for you; this is something you need to do with the tools that WW provided for you. WW also changes their point system every couple of years, so you'll need to use the current tools.
  2. Southern Lady
    Loved it! With Rotel offering mild, medium and hot, you can control the heat of your rice. I used my hand immersion blender making it quick and easy. We really, really liked it. Thanks for posting.
  3. Chris from Kansas
    This recipe is so good! You would never know it was light. I will definitely make again. Thanks for posting!
  4. LonghornMama
    Good! I love finding new recipes for brown rice and this was great. I didn't bother to blend the Rotel which left it a little chunky but still good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  5. sbera007
    I forgot to save this recipe and just spent all day looking for it! I used hot Rotel tomatoes which added to the spice. I am going to add some black beans to it this week with some enchilada's. Great Recipe! Thanks!



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