Mexican Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 175.8
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 14.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 Tbsp butter
    2 cups minute brown rice (pre-cooked per directions)
    1 medium onion diced
    1/2 c chopped green pepper
    3 cloves garlic minced
    2 tsp tumeric
    1/4 tsp cumin
    1-2 dashes crushed red pepper flakes
    salt & pepper to taste


Cook rice per instructions on box and set aside.

Put oil into non-stick skillet and melt butter into the oil. Add the peppers and sautee for 2 min. Add the onion and garlic and sautee for another 2-4 minutes (until onions turn translucent). Add seasonings and rice and stir thoroughly. Rice should turn a yellow color (from the tumeric).

Makes 6 servings (approx 1 1/2 cup) You can get 8 (approx 1 cup) servings to lower the calories.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FROGSTYR.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    Flavorful, mild rice dish. I did not have tumeric, and added cilantro and 2 diced Roma tomatoes when the rice was mixed in. I now know I could have used more red pepper flakes (I used a few flakes). It's always easier to add than subtract spices! - 11/8/12

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    Yum! I also added some red bell pepper & a can of diced tomatoes. Great side dish OR a meal! - 4/23/09

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    I really liked this dish, it is great. - 8/4/08

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    I would try to make this with less oil, and add poultry to make a really scrumptious lunch - 4/10/08

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    found this fantastic, can use as a side dish or main with a little chicken chopped in . - 3/31/08