Posted by The Veggie Gal on Apr - 7 - 2013 under Appetizers, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Recipe, Rice, Side dish, Soy Free
Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1-2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil (or water to steam)
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4-1/2 cup corn (frozen)
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 20-60 mins Serving: 5 people

    If you use brown rice regularly this could be a quick dish by using left over rice from the fridge otherwise it will take a little over an hour for regular brown rice and 15-25 mins with quick rice but not a ton of work. While you wait for the brown rice to cook you could make up some Black Bean Guacamole to go along with this.

    I really enjoy this recipe when I cook the veggies in a little coconut oil but feel free to steam them in water or broth to lesson the fat which is still wonderful.  I also use less spicy things in mine because I am pleasing children but experiment with this by adding as much or as little of the spicy stuff that you want to suite your taste buds.  I would probably even add a small 4 oz can of chilies to this but the kids would not like that.

    Mexican Rice

    Mexican Rice
    makes 2 1/2 cups

    2 cups cooked brown rice
    1-2 Tablespoons organic coconut oil (or water to steam)
    1/2 onion chopped
    1/2 green pepper chopped
    1-2 cloves of garlic minced
    1/4-1/2 cup corn (frozen)
    1-2 teaspoon salt
    1-2 teaspoons chili powder
    1/2-1 teaspoon cumin
    1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
    Pepper to taste

    Prepare rice according to the package directions.  While the rice cooks chop your veggies and cook in the oil or some water until tender.

    Add the spices to the veggies and stir well, then cook for and additional 3 minutes.  Add the rice and stir fry for a few minutes until heated through.  Taste and adjust the spices to your liking and ENJOY!

     

    Mexican Rice

    Mexican Rice

     

     

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