Mexican Rice

By Debe Pendice

Mexican Rice
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups water

  • 1 cups salsa

  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes

  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice

Directions
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, salsa and bouillon to a boil. Still in rice; remove from the heat. Cover and let stand 6-8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

  2. Yields: 6-8 servings.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
6
Per Serving
1/2 cup
Calories
89 (prepared with low sodium bouillon)
Sodium
207
Cholesterol
0
Carbohydrates
19 gm
Protein
2 gm
Fat
0

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7 replies

ConnieMarie
ConnieMarie 2015-04-15 07:39:39 -0500 Report

Perfect diabetics go eat a cookie - I have better numbers with rice vs potatoes so I am ready to eat this Woohoo

Somoca
Somoca 2011-05-04 23:07:58 -0500 Report

You had me until you put in the rice. My numbers went up just reading the word rice..lol Perhaps BROWN rice?

joanne denison
joanne denison 2011-05-04 22:12:39 -0500 Report

Sodium? are you kidding? Sodium here is NOT the problem. (In fact, sodium is not really a problem at all, but don't get me off topic). Rice has absolutely no place on the menu for a diabetic. It's waaayyy too high in carbs. Rice has absolutely no nutrients other sugar, and we all know sugar (or should know) is a toxin.
Instead of rice, try cauliflower! Cook it gently and crisp, either mash it with a ricer or chop very finely.
If you're diabetic or health conscious, just use cauliflower instead of rice.
(Honestly, who does review these recipes. Sheesh!)
Diabetics should never, never consume rice, or any grain for that matter. (and this includes "whole grains")

patch12
patch12 2011-05-04 18:57:52 -0500 Report

I'm not extremely fond of instant rice do to the fact that it is extremely high in soduim. With that said, I do think it might be good with long grain, low-soduim bouillon, or even better with chicken stock instead.

apanda
apanda 2009-07-14 09:41:55 -0500 Report

Im with you Avera. Top with a dollop of FF sour cream, some chopped green onions and some black olive slices and you have a meal! :)

Avera
Avera 2009-07-13 22:32:34 -0500 Report

This sounds really good. It will make an excellent side dish when having tacos for dinner filled with meat. For me, I think I could just make a meal of it by having two servings.