Southwest Rice Pilaf

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 29, 2014

Southwest Rice Pilaf ~ gluten free and vegetarian | 5DollarDinners.com

This recipe is part of the latest 21 Gluten Free Meals from Costco Plan.

Please note that the photo above includes green peppers, but the plan calls for red peppers. Peppers can be interchanged easily in recipes, so feel free to use either red or green…depending on what your store has, and what your taste preferences are.

Love this simple one-dish vegetarian meal. Hope you do too!

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Southwest Rice Pilaf

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion, optional
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Side dish: Broccoli or green beans

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 3 1/2 cups of water plus the lime juice to a boil.  Add the brown rice and minced onion. Return to boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and let cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until brown rice is tender.
  • Once the rice has cooked, mix in the diced red/green pepper, corn, tomato sauce, cumin and chili powder. Let simmer over low heat for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prepare broccoli or green beans.
  • Serve Southwest Rice Pilaf with side of veggies.

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Ruth November 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Hi- recipe looks great, however I thought I saw black beans in the picture and yet none are noted in the recipe. Is it supposed to have black beans?

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