Mexican Rice & Taco Bowls

Feb 5, 2014

No Mexican fiesta is complete without rice. This makes a fairly regular appearance on our menu, especially in one of our favorite meals - taco bowls. Of course, it makes a great side to tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc. It qualifies as comfort food in my book.

Mexican Rice

3-5 Tbl olive oil
2 c uncooked rice (I use organic brown or Basmati)
1/2 c onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed (1 1/2 tsp of jarred)
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cumin
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
4 c chicken broth

Heat oil in large deep skillet over medium heat, then saute garlic and onion until tender. Add rice to skillet, stirring constantly, until golden. Stir in salt, cumin, tomato sauce and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Brown rice may take longer.

Taco Bowls

Layer in a bowl:
  • Mexican rice
  • Seasoned ground beef (I use Laura's Lean or grass-fed)
  • Black or dark red kidney beans (rinsed)
  • Shredded cheese (we love Kerrygold Dubliner)
  • Chopped Romaine lettuce
  • Diced avocado or guacamole
  • Plain organic yogurt
Serve with tortilla chips (preferrable organic/GMO-free).

Linked to Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Super Saturday Link Party, Fight Back Friday


Post a Comment

Comments are like getting a letter in the mail...a bright spot in my day! Thank you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
template design by Studio Mommy (© copyright 2015)