Mexican Style Rice – Tasty Tuesday

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Did you catch my tip for leftover rice last week?  I'm sharing my Mexican Style Rice recipe this week that is perfect for those leftovers.  The recipe is simple and I keep most of these items in my pantry so this dish gets used when I have no other ideas for a side dish and have some rice in the freezer.  Just a tip if you're trying to save money I grab my tomato paste at the dollar store, it is usually 2/$1 which is a lot cheaper than buying at the grocery store.

Real Momma Mexican Style Rice

Mexican Style Rice
 
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A simple recipe to use up leftover rice
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • olive oil, a twirl around the pan
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and onions. Cooking until translucent. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt and pepper.
  2. Add tomato sauce and stir in water/chicken broth.
  3. Once combined add your rice "puck" from the leftover tip and simmer on medium-low until combined, usually about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork and you're ready to serve!
You can easily change the dish up by adding different spices to it.  We found this was a keeper for the whole family!  If your'e wondering what it looks like in the frying plan while cooking this is one of the batches I made with rice and broccoli frozen pucks:

Mexican Style Rice Prep

I would love to hear ways you use up leftovers!  Share some ideas in the comments below.

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