Mexican Rice

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!!

Oh, my goodness what a time for a celebration!!!!  Who seriously doesn’t just love Mexican Food?  I mean from fresh cilantro which truly makes any dish too spicy jalapeños, delicious, creamy avocados and don’t forget about those yummy MARGARITAS!!!  Check out my previous blog Champagne Margaritas for a healthier version of margaritas, fewer calories, but loaded with FLAVOR!

One of my favorite starch side dishes is actually any form of rice.  So I thought I would change it up and really spice it up with protein, flavor, and color!!  I wanted to make traditional boring brown rice my own meatless rice bowl.

When any fresh ingredient is added to any food I believe the flavors undeniably pop and make the food taste THAT much better.

I personally like to get the quick organic brown rice at Aldi’s which takes 15 minutes to cook.  In that time I can open my can of black beans and thoroughly rinse them off and add them to a large mixing bowl.  I can also open my can of either diced tomatoes or my diced tomatoes with chili peppers.  I also during the time it takes to cook my rice I can chop my cilantro and red onion and set aside.

Now, depending on your ability to stand the spicy heat you can either/or…open a can of diced tomatoes separately and add fresh diced jalapeños.  Or you can buy a can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers.  OR if you’re really into spicy food add both the freshly diced jalapeños and diced tomatoes with chili peppers.   As I am typing this my eyes literally started to water!!!

Then you simply add your cooked rice and lightly mix all ingredients together.  I also add a bit of avocado oil or unflavored coconut oil with a splash of lime juice for a citrusy flavor.  The citrus from the lime juice really enhances the cilantro and onion in the dish!!  So, so yummy!   Simple ingredients can make extraordinary meals!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!


  • 1 box of brown or white quick cooking rice
  • A bundle of cilantro
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes or I can of diced tomatoes with chili peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 or 2 jalapeños
  • Lime juice

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