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Today is Cinco de Mayo… Two nights ago I made Lime Chicken to kick off my week-long celebration, last night it was Mexican rice. Rice is great as a side dish or add beans and veggies and make it a meal. This is a quick and easy dish to make.

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Ingredients:
1 c. uncooked rice, 1/2 c. olive oil, 2 c. chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarian version), 2 Tbs. minced onions, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 diced green chilies, 2 diced tomatoes, 2 c. black beans, a handful of fresh chopped cilantro

Directions:
Saute rice and onions in olive oil, until browned. Add broth, garlic powder, chilies and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Add beans and cilantro and simmer about 5 more minutes, or until rice is tender. Serve hot.

What’s for dinner tonight?

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