Slimmed Down Cheesy Mexican Rice

What You'll Need:

2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (I used minute rice microwaveable bags)

7 1/2 oz petite diced tomatoes, undrained

1 small can diced green chiles, undrained 

1/4-1/2 cup vegetable broth

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp black pepper

small pinch tumeric (less than 1/8 tsp)

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided


In a medium skillet over medium heat, mix cooked rice, diced tomatoes, green chiles, and vegetable broth, stirring constantly until all liquid is absorbed. Add black pepper,cumin, garlic powder and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Mix in 1/4 cup of cheese, stirring until melted. Turn heat to low and top with remaining cheese. Cover and let sit until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information:

Slimmed Down Cheesy Mexican Rice 

(calculations based on 4 servings)

Calories: 189    Fat: 6g    Protein: 9g    Carbs: 24g    Fiber: 2g     Sugar: 13g