Weight Watchers Friendly Mexican Rice

Pamela Rappaport


We love Mexican rice but don't want to use all of our WW points eating it. My solution was to add lots of zero point veggies! There's only 1/2 cup uncooked white rice in the whole thing.


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20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 c
    white rice
  • ·
    few sprays oil
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1
    carrot, diced
  • 1
    small zucchini, diced
  • 1
    small jalapeno, diced
  • 4
    plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 can(s)
    pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    frozen corn
  • 1/2 c
    frozen english peas
  • ·
    handful fresh cilantro, rough chop
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano

How to Make Weight Watchers Friendly Mexican Rice


  1. Lightly spray non stick skillet with oil.
  2. Add rice and cook over med heat until opaque. Add onion and garlic and saute lightly.
  3. Add water and spices including salt and pepper. If you like a more red rice like in a restaurant, add a teaspoon of paprika.
  4. Add rest of ingredients except peas and fresh cilantro. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed. Depends on how juicy the tomatoes are.
  5. Add the peas and cilantro during the last 5 minutes. Taste test for salt and tenderness of rice before serving.
  6. note: I calculate there are 14 points on the blue Weight Watchers plan for the whole thing! At 4 huge servings that's 3.5 points. Great with chili.

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About Weight Watchers Friendly Mexican Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican

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