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Mexican Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped (optional)

Directions

Prep: 1. Chop onion and jalapeno. Make: 1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook until onion is soft but not browned, about 3 minutes. 2. Add the rice and cook stirring for 2 more minutes. 3. Mix in crushed tomatoes with their juice, ground cumin, garlic and jalapeno (if using), and chicken broth together. 5. Stir and simmer about 18 – 20 minutes. Stir frequently while cooking.

Notes

You can also make this in the microwave! Just transfer the onions and rice to a microwave safe dish with a lid and microwave in 5 minute blasts for 15-20 minutes.

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