Blondie's Healthy Mexican Rice Recipe

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BLONDIE'S HEALTHY MEXICAN RICE

Blondie Pussycat

By
@blondie8080

This is the healthy version of Irene's Authentic Mexican Rice I posted several weeks ago. This one is good, but somehow, the lard makes it taste better than this one. This is the one I make the most often. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ENJOY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
evoo or canola
1 c
diced sweet yellow onion
1 Tbsp
(3-4 cloves) garlic, minced
2 c
long grain rice, uncooked (i use jasmine rice)
1/2 c
diced carrots, raw
1 tsp
mexican oregano *or* 1 tbsp fresh
1 tsp
pure ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
chile powder of choice (mexican, chipotle, etc)
1 c
fresh cilantro, rough chopped, divided
4 c
vegetable, chicken, or beef stock or broth
s & p to taste
1 c
frozen green peas *or* frozen green beans

SERVE WITH BLONDIE'S REFRIED BLACK OR PINTO BEANS

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a 14" frypan, or deep skillet (that has a tight fitting lid), on med-hi, add evoo or canola oil. Heat till shimmery.

Now add onions and saute` till transparent and barely browning around the edges.

Lower heat to med-lo and add garlic and carrots. Saute 2-3 minutes.
2
Add rice. Saute` till dark tan.

Now add oregano, cinnamon, cumin, and chile powder. S & P to taste. Stir well for 1 minute.

Now increase heat to med-hi again; gently stir in stock or broth. When it comes to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cover pan.
3
Cook 15 minutes.

Now add peas or green beans and 1/2 cup cilantro~DO NOT STIR. Replace lid and cook for 5 more minutes,
4
Remove from heat; DO NOT REMOVE LID. Wait 5 minutes.

Add remaining cilantro and lightly fluff rice with a wooden fork or nylon fork.

Serve as a side for entree of choice (tacos, enchiladas, tamales, etc) and refried beans
5
RECIPE TO FOLLOW.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ENJOY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #rice, #veggies