Mexican Fried Rice
Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 6
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles, drained
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Add two tablespoons of the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion, and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add the tomatoes, corn, and green chiles, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the liquid has cooked out.
  4. Add the seasonings and garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the garlic begins to brown.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium, add the remaining olive oil and the cooked rice.
  6. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently to blend the rice and seasonings.
  7. Stir in the green onions, and remove the pan from the heat.
  8. Top with the remaining green onions.
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