Vegetarian Mexican Rice

Vegetarian Mexican Rice This flavored rice is a local favorite in San Antonio.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 50 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over a medium-low heat. Place the onions in the pan, and saute until golden.

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  • 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.