BLONDIE'S HEALTHY MEXICAN RICE

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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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make BLONDIE'S HEALTHY MEXICAN RICE

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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About BLONDIE'S HEALTHY MEXICAN RICE

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



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