Tex-Mex Rice Mix

I have been making this for years now. It is one of five of our favorite rice mixes that I keep on hand. They also make great gifts.  It really does not take much time at all to make up several of these at the same time and then be ready to go for quite a while.  I take about an hour every 6 months or so and make several mixes of different rice blends and then I am good to go!  It is cheaper and much healthier than those bought in the store too.   During my rice mix hour, I also make Chickeny Rice with Almonds and Cranberries, Indian Rice with Cashews and Raisins, Beefy Rice and Mushroom Mix and Curried Rice.  That gives us a good supply and variety.

One nice thing about this mix is that it can be made simply for a side dish or with a few things added, can be a main meal.  We often eat it with just the rice mix cooked in broth with a little bit of EVOO and sometimes add sour cream, cheese and/or a can of beans.

This mix as written, will make 7 1/2 cups of mix; enough for 6 meals and each meal will serve about 8 people for a side dish.  I keep mine in a large container and measure it out as needed.  It could also be packaged it into individual bags.

Tex-Mex Rice Mix calls for dried vegetables.  I get them and my other dried vegetables for mixes like these at North Bay Trading Co.  I highly recommend them (and I get nothing for referring you to them). Keep in mind, a pound of dried vegetables is probably more than you are picturing. It is always a bigger bag than I think it will be.

I changed the original recipe a little bit because I am allergic to carrots. We change carrots to peas and we don’t like cilantro so I changed that to parsley.

I got this from my book, “Quick Fix Healthy Mix”. It is a good book. I have gotten several helpful things from it.  You can find it on Amazon here:



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Tex-Mex Rice Mix
A make ahead mix for either a side dish or main dish meal!
Tex-Mex Rice Mix
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cook Time 10-12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Tex-Mex Rice Mix
Instructions
  1. To make your mix, gather your rice, dried vegetables, dried herbs and spices. Add them to a large container and mix well.
  2. When you are ready to make your meal, you need your container of mix, extra virgin olive oil, and water or broth.
  3. Add mix, olive oil and broth or water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Serve. Add sour cream and cheese if desired. If you want to make it a main meal, add a drained can of black or pinto beans too.
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