Here is a recipe for mexican rice that is low on fat and calories.   It is made from fresh ingredients and instead of white rice, I use Mahatma whole grain rice.  The recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

1 cup Mahatma whole grain rice

1 Tbsp spanish olive oil or canola oil

1/2 cup finely diced white onion

1 tsp kosher salt

1-2 cloves garlic-finely diced

1 can whole tomatoes-put in blender or food processor and blend until smooth

1 1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups water

1/2-1 cup cilantro-finely chopped

In a skillet, add oil and rice and over medium heat, cook the rice until the color changes to a deeper brown about 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to burn the rice!  Add onions and salt and cook until the onions become translucent.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.   Add the tomatoes, cumin, and salt and stir until all incorporated.  Add water and let the rice mixture come to a boil.   Turn heat to low and cover.  Cook for 30-45 minutes, until its done.  Add cilantro, stir and serve!

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