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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 83.1
  • Total Fat: 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
  • Sodium: 449.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g

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Mexican Rice

Submitted by: RUTHIEANNIE
Mexican Rice

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 Tbsp. Olive oil
    1.5 c. white rice
    1 c. tomato sauce
    2 c. water
    3 chicken bouillon cubes, crushed
    onion powder to taste

Directions

In a large saucepan brown rice in olive oil. While rice browns, mix together tomato sauce, water, chicken bouillon, and a couple sprinkles of onion powder. Add to browned rice. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 25 min.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUTHIEANNIE.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a dash of chili power and a dash of cayenne pepper. I made sure to use onion powder and not onion salt. Served it w/ chicken tacos and fat free refried beans.
    - 6/27/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought the rice was EXTREMELY salty. I could not even it eat it. It was very flavorful if it would not have been so salty. - 6/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I add 1/2 c chopped onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic to this recipe (cooking in the oil for about 3 minutes before I put the rice in to brown) and omit the onion powder. Then I procceed with the recipe as is. This is delicious and comes out like restaurant Mexican rice every time. Love it! - 2/19/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this recipe was AWESOME. It will probably become a weekly staple in my house. - 1/8/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this for dinner tonite to go with my enchiladas. It was awesome. It's a good basic recipe that you can do so much to!! - 5/23/08

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  • I used brown rice and a bit more broth and added in a small can of diced tomatoes, instead of tomato sauce! It came out very well. - 1/25/13

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  • was bland. i ended up adding salsa and some red pepper flakes to make it spicy and more flavorful - 11/2/12

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  • I made this for lunch yesterday with the Southwestern Pork Tenderloin that was on my meal planner. The BF liked it so much he had seconds, and that never happens when I cook. :) I did add a lot of onion powder because I felt that the tomato was too overwhelming of a taste. - 2/6/12

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  • Quick, easy and tasty! - 1/11/12

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  • tasty, will be able to tweak and probably nick SANDIE4HLTH's idea! thanks for posting! - 12/9/11

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  • just like mom's - 9/27/11

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  • Almost as good as our favorite Mexican restaurant! - 7/26/11

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  • This turned out great! It was very easy to make. I added corn, chopped onions and bell peppers, and a little cumin. I made it with the Mexican Chicken recipe. - 7/16/11

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  • it was ok - 2/25/11

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  • Yummy! Big hit with the family. I wonder what I could add....maybe some veggies to bulk it up. Definitely will make again! - 1/1/11

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  • This was good, but the calories are off. The rice should be calculated as dry not already cooked. But still low cal after it's fixed in the calculator. - 7/30/10

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  • Very delicious and simple. Family loved it! - 7/12/10

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  • This was very good. I added black olives and green peppers to the rick while it was cooking. I will make this again and again.... - 6/3/10

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  • This is a really excellent dish. We were making enchiladas and this went perfect with them. Will keep this one handy. - 3/11/10

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  • This was so easy to make, and it was delicious! - 3/10/10

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  • This was fantastic. I too added onions, garlic and peppers instead of onion or garlic powder. I also added corn. It was amazing!!! - 3/8/10

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  • I just made it for dinner per the recipe and it was very good!! - 2/15/10

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  • I've been looking for an easy Mexican rice recipe forever! Thank you for posting this easy to follow easy to make recipes. I added garlic powder and cumin. Tastes a lot like the restaurant stuff. - 2/9/10

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  • Awesome base recipe...

    Changes made were :
    - used vegetable broth instead of water and bouillon
    -added diced green peppers & jalapenos when frying rice
    - used 1/2 tomato paste and 1/2 Sofrito In place of tomato
    sauce. - 12/18/09

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  • Taste just like the restaurant rice. Good Recipe. - 6/19/09

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  • This stuff was great simple and good. i used brown rice and it tasted just like those naught boxed mexican rice calorie fiascos. Thanks so much. i paired this with the mexican chicken breasts i found on here too! - 5/18/09

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  • This make such a great side for Mexican food night! Very easy and filling. - 5/4/09

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  • When I made this I feel in love with it. I added some cooked shredded chicken to it and it was fantastic! I will be making this more often. Thanks for the recipe!! - 4/19/09

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  • Really good. I added red bell pepper and some garlic. - 4/13/09

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  • i will make this tonight. I will add fresh red onions and some garlic - 4/9/09

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  • Great recipe! I also added some fresh onion while browning and some fresh bell pepper for added flavor. Came out great! I also added some cumin and fresh garlic. I'll definitely make this again. - 1/31/09

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  • add some white onion, tomatoes and garlic blend them all together with water before adding to rice give a great taste. - 9/17/08

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  • Yummy! I added crushed red pepper, frozen corn and chicken. I also used brown rice instead of white. It was delicious! - 9/1/08

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  • Great side dish, had it with Easy Oven Chicken. - 7/25/08

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  • Very good! I maybe will add some whole kernel corn next time to add a veggie, but will definitely make again :) - 5/30/08

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  • Loved It! My daughter had 4 servings. I added cilantro and a little crushed red pepper and dried onion. - 4/22/08

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  • Very good recipe. I added cumin and used tomato paste instead of tomato sauce. Would make it again. - 2/27/08

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  • I used fresh onions, cilantro, and for a kick some hot peppers. It was perfect. - 8/7/07

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  • I made this to go with vegetarian refried beans in a burrito (I substituted vegetable bouillon and brown rice). I also added some spices (pepper, cilantro, etc) to spice it up a bit. Rather easy to make and flavorful. - 7/23/07

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  • This was very good. It made about 8 cups of rice and the flavor was great, almost as good as the rice at the mexican restaurant! I think I will use chopped up onions next time like someone else suggested. - 7/17/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have not tried this recipe yet but I am thinking of having it for dinner tonight - 7/16/07

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  • I really liked this recipe. - 7/12/07

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  • I make this but I chop up fresh onions and brown them with the rice. It gives it much more flavor then the onion powder. Just an FYI - 7/9/07

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  • Sounds like something I would make. - 7/4/07

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