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August 6, 2008

"Taco" Rice

"Taco" Rice

I love Mexican Rice, but I decided the other night I wanted to play around with the mix a little bit and the result was delicious! This rice has just the right kick and pizazz! If you like Mexican Rice then chances are you'll love this too!

What You'll Need:
1 cup of brown rice (Note: Not instant rice.)
1 small onion, chopped
1 - 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes (Note: You could also use two cups of fresh tomatoes that were chopped if you preferred.)
1 - 4.25 ounce can of green chillies
4-6 roasted peppers, chopped (Note: I used some I bought at the store, but you can roast them yourself if you like.)
1 cup of taco sauce (Note: I like the medium variety, but you can use mild or even hot if that is more to your tastes.)
Water if necessary

Note: You can make this one of two ways. You can make it on the stove top OR you can make the whole thing in the microwave. I prefer the microwave version. Both versions take about the same amount of time...Stove top takes about 50-60 minutes, while the microwave version takes about 45-55 minutes, but the microwave version has less steps. Less is better sometimes, so I'm giving you the microwave version below. If you choose to do stove top you need to sauté your onions until tender before adding the other elements to your pot.

In a large glass bowl that has a lid dump all of your ingredients into the bowl and stir to mix. Place the lid on the bowl and microwave on high for 30 minutes, checking the mixture and giving it a stir every ten minutes or so. After 30 minutes if you need to add a bit of water you can add a cup at a time as needed to ensure that the mixture does not dry out until the rice is tender.

Cook for 10-20 more minutes until rice is tender checking the mixture every 5 minutes to ensure that it does not dry out or burn.

Once rice is cooked through remove from the microwave and let sit covered for 10-15 minutes before serving.

"Taco" Rice

Notes: The leftovers of this rice makes fabulous burritos! Heat 1 cup of the mixture and place it in the center of a flour tortilla. (I like whole wheat tortillas!) Then top with cheese avocado and sour cream if desired. Wrap up and serve!

Posted by Dianne at August 6, 2008 7:03 AM

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Looks Good!

Posted by: Esther at August 6, 2008 11:24 AM

Thanks! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at August 7, 2008 10:45 AM

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