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Mexican Rice II

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Mexican Rice II
En Español

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  • Makes: 6 servings

This flavorful side dish is full of veggies and tomato sauce - your whole family will love it!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 yellow onion (medium, chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (chopped)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes, low sodium
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • 3 1/3 cups vegetables (frozen, peas and carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped fresh)

Directions

1. Lightly spray a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Add rice to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add hot water, bouillon cubes and tomato sauce, stirring until bouillon cubes are dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Add frozen vegetables. Cover and simmer for an additional 10 minutes or until all moisture is absorbed.

4. Sprinkle cilantro on top of cooked rice. Serve.

Source: California 5 A Day, It’s So Easy
Contra Costa Health Services

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup prepared rice, 1/6 of recipe (252g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 238
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 360 mg
Carbohydrates 46 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 61 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 506 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 238
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 2 mg
Carbohydrates 46 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 8 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Minerals
Calcium 61 mg
Potassium 506 mg
Sodium 360 mg
Copper 222 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 50 mg
Phosphorus 131 mg
Selenium 9 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 281 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Folate 129 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 cups
Grains
1 ounces
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