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Mexican Rice

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Mexican Rice
En Español

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  • Makes: 8 servings

Rice, vegetables, and seasoning are a winning flavor combination in this tasty side dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cup rice, long-grain white, uncooked
  • 3 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 1 1/2 cup onion (white, finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 can Mexican or Italian style tomatoes (14 1/2 ounce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green bell pepper (seeded and chopped)

Directions

1. Heat oil in medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Saute the rice until just golden, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth if moisture is needed.

2. Add onions and garlic and saute for a minute or two.

3. Stir in the tomatoes and their juice, the rest of the chicken broth, salt and bell pepper. Bring to a boil.

4. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the broth is absorbed.

Source: California Department of Health Services, Celebrate Health with a Lowfat Fiesta
California Project LEAN

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (237g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 243
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 235 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 44 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 295 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 243
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 6 g
Minerals
Calcium 44 mg
Potassium 295 mg
Sodium 235 mg
Copper 189 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 27 mg
Phosphorus 106 mg
Selenium 11 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 13 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 21 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 141 mcg DFE
Thiamin 1 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 4 mg
Choline 12 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1/2 cups
Grains
1 3/4 ounces

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