Vegetarian Mexican Rice This flavored rice is a local favorite in San Antonio.
In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over a medium-low heat. Place the onions in the pan, and saute until golden.Advertisement
Add rice to pan, and stir to coat grains with oil. Mix in green bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, saffron, and water. Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally.
Per Serving: 199 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 33.8g; fat 5.6g; sodium 809.4mg. Instead of oil, I like to use bacon drippings. Sometimes, I like to use the oil and “cook” the rice in a large skillet until it appears brown. I then add the onion. If you do this, add a little more oil or bacon drippings.