Mexican Rice

Well you must have something to go with the stuffed peppers from last week! This isn’t your standard rice, it’s flavourful and when you use whole grain brown rice it’s also healthy!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2/3 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 can diced tomato
1 can tomato paste 
1 teaspoons salt
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups water

In a large saucepan, heat vegetable oil over a medium-low heat. Place the onions in the pan, and sauté until golden.

Add rice to pan, and stir to coat grains with oil. Mix in green bell pepper, cumin, chilli powder, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, and water. Cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 25 to 40 minutes, or until rice is tender. Stir occasionally.


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