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Fiesta Rice Recipe - Mexican inspired side dish recipe with fluffy, tender, flavorful rice and colorful veggies. Serve with Mexican food like, tacos or enchiladas, but it's just as good served with steak or chicken.
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Fiesta Rice Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Fiesta Rice Recipe - Mexican inspired side dish recipe with fluffy, tender, flavorful rice and colorful veggies. Serve with Mexican food like, tacos or enchiladas, but it's just as good served with steak or chicken.
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 170

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 1 small red pepper , diced
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sweet corn kernels, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, OR to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups organic low sodium vegetable broth
  • chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Instructions 

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and red peppers; cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes with green chilies, black beans, and corn.
  • Season with cumin, salt and fresh ground pepper.
  • Stir in vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  • *Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove cover, fluff with fork and stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW Freestyle Points: 6
 
NOTE: If you don't have a cover, top the skillet with aluminum foil and wrap it around.
Nutrition Facts
Fiesta Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 538mg22%
Potassium 355mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: rice recipes, side dish, vegetarian recipe