January 8

Mexican Rice Recipe

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We are into the 2nd week of January and the new year.  Did you make any resolutions?  Are you sticking to a diet?  Well, if you are I don’t want to tempt you!  It can be so hard to actually stick to a healthy diet when treats are in front of you, I understand!  But, even if you aren’t trying to drop a couple pounds, this rice is for you!  Trust me, this is one of our favorite side dishes.  
Mexican is one of my favorite types of food, and it can be notoriously bad for you.  But this rice isn’t!  I got it, probably 6 or 7 years ago from a low calorie magazine.  I can not remember where it came from, I have just memorized it and have been making it since.  I honestly can not believe it has taken so long to share it with you.
This rice is full of avocados, which might seem a little strange for rice, but trust me on this one.  I have served this rice to countless people, and everyone raves about it.  I have had to give out this recipes more times than I can remember over the years.  So, just because you are trying to eat better don’t eliminate Mexican from your diet!

I am constantly posting new recipes over at my site Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts.  I would love if you stopped by and said Hi!

Mexican Rice

2 1/4 cup water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 Tbls butter
1 Tbls ground cumin
1 cup long grain white rice
1/3 cup salsa
3 scallions, chopped
1 avocado, chopped

Add water, bouillon cubes, butter, and cumin to a saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in rice, cover, and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed.  Stir in salsa.  Remove from heat.  Fold in the scallions and avocado.  Serve.


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  1. As a runner I am always looking for new ways to carb load and rice is an excellent way. I like it because its one of those foods that is a “blank canvas”, add whatever you wish, whatever suits your own tastebuds. Avacados are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. I am definitely going to try this one!

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