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Mexican Fried Rice
with broccoli, beans, and corn

Active: 20 min Total: 40 min

I'm taking fried rice across the border. It was fun switching up the flavors and the finished product is a colorful treat. Plus, since you already have rice made, this dinner comes together quickly.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Mexican Fried Rice:
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, minced
  • Broccoli - 1 head, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Black beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • Corn - 1 cup
  • Leftover mexican rice - 2 to 3 cups
  • Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Lime - 1/2, juice of
  • Sour cream - for serving on rice

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Broccoli - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Beans - Rinse and drain.
  3. Corn - Warm up in microwave.
  4. Leftover rice - Mix with first part of cooking oil.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add in second part of oil and then garlic to heated oil. Once you can smell the garlic, add in broccoli. Toss in wok for ~2 minutes and then add in 1/3 cup (78 ml) of water with a dash of salt. Cook until broccoli is mostly cooked through, ~4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add in leftover rice, beans, and corn with cumin, coriander, and salt. Toss until everything is warmed through. Finish with lime juice and season to taste with more spices. Enjoy with sour cream!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (21)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (1)

7 reviews

Added leftover shrimp and chicken.

By: Becky
Posted: Jun 20, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Sooo ridiculously good. I put cheddar cheese, rather than sour cream, on top, as well as cilantro. I also did not coat the rice with oil.

By: Nathalie
Posted: Apr 01, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Used baby sweet broccoli instead of regular for a more tender, sweeter flavor. Added shrimp. It's not the best fried rice I've had on Cook Smarts, but I really did enjoy the Mexican twist. Had extra tortillas from yesterday so made burritos with the leftover shrimp & fried rice.

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 13, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used brown rice instead and it was deilisious. Even had leftovers for lunch the next day and I added a boiled egg, tuna and a little mayonaise. Yum!

By: Tiana
Posted: Nov 12, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

it was good, we had enough for leftovers all week, just not our favorite.

By: Shanon
Posted: Jul 09, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added egg, cause it's not stir fry without egg. And it was delicious!

By: Jenise
Posted: Apr 08, 2014
Diet: Original
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