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Easy Mexican Rice

This recipe is inspired by Chef Chad Sarno’s Mexican Pilaf. Being from Mexico I love rice and spices. So I was glad to find a recipe that included both and it was equally delicious. This rice recipe is spicy and creamy, yet light and mostly raw. It’s loaded with antioxidants and it is also immune boosting thanks to the benefits of our fermented ingredient, miso.

Benefits of fermented foods include:

  • Immune function support
  • Growth of friendly intestinal bacteria
  • Aids digestion
  • Increased B vitamins (including Vitamin B12), omega-3 fatty acids
  • Increased digestive enzymes, lactic acid, and other immune chemicals that fight off harmful bacteria and even cancer cells.
  • Helps treat health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, atopic dermatitis, yeast infections, allergies, asthma, and even the common cold!

Traditionally fermented foods are really beneficial because they give natural probiotics, which are very important for your immune health.

If you’re not familiar with fermented foods, I recommend you start adding certain foods like miso to some of your recipes. The taste of miso is very mild and can make for great sauces and soups. Here’s how to use it in this super easy and quick recipe.

Easy Mexican Rice
Serves 4
Preparation: 10 minutes + rice cooking time

  • 3 cups brown rice, cooked
  • 2 cups tomato, diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons miso
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons oregano

In a large bowl, combine rice, cilantro, green onions and 1 cup of tomato. Blend the rest of the ingredients, except for the oregano. Mix tomato/miso sauce with the rice and veggies, and sprinkle oregano on top. Voilà!

You have a delicious meal prepared in less than 10 minutes. Ok, not counting the 35 minutes it takes to cook the rice, but cooking rice is passive cooking. While you wait, you can do laundry or read your favorite book ;).

Love & rice,

PS: TIP - Cook twice as much plain rice and save the other half in the fridge or in the freezer. This will save you time in the preparation of your next rice dish.

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