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Mexican Rice
Mexican Rice

Portions: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

Ingredients

1 cup white rice, uncooked
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

 

 

Preparation

  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook until browned, stirring frequently.
  2. Add onion and garlic; sauté until tender.
  3. Add tomato sauce, water and salt.
  4. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes until water is absorbed.

Helpful hints

  • Omit salt if regular tomato sauce is used instead of low sodium. The sodium content is about the same.
  • For best results, resist lifting lid from skillet when cooking rice cooking.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 194
  • Protein 2 g
  • Carbohydrates 24 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 94 mg
  • Potassium 77 mg
  • Phosphorus 41 mg
  • Calcium 14 mg
  • Fiber 0.5 g