Oaxacan-Style White Rice

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Recipe: #40457

April 10, 2023

"This is the white version of rice, they also have a red version that is similar. For vegan variation, substitute water for chicken broth."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (423.8 g)
  • Calories 998.2
  • Total Fat - 36.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 2529.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 136.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 27 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 32.8 g
  • Calcium - 368.5 mg
  • Iron - 10.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons oil on medium heat in a large covered pan.

Step 2

Add the onion and poblano.

Step 3

Stir well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add rice and lightly toast.

Step 5

Add garlic, broth, cumin, salt and pepper to taste (they use more salt than we do )

Step 6

Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.

Step 7

Cook for 15 minutes and fold in the thawed frozen vegetables.

Step 8

Cover and cook for just another 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.

Step 9

Add the black beans in and fluff with a fork.

Step 10

Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 11

Check for seasoning.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the poblano pepper, choose one that is firm and has a deep green color.
  • To make the vegan variation, make sure to use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

  • Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth: This substitution is beneficial for those who are vegan or following a vegetarian diet. It provides the same flavor without the use of animal products.
  • Substitute quinoa for white rice: This substitution is beneficial for those looking for a healthier alternative to white rice. Quinoa is a whole grain that is high in protein and fiber, making it a nutritious choice.

Vegetarian Version Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth and omit the black beans.

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas: Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas are a great accompaniment to the Oaxacan-Style White Rice. The smoky flavors of the grilled vegetables combined with the creamy texture of the cheese in the quesadilla are a perfect complement to the savory rice dish. Plus, this is a great way to add some extra vegetables to your meal.

Black Bean and Corn Salad: Black Bean and Corn Salad is a great side dish to serve with the Oaxacan-Style White Rice. The combination of the smoky and sweet flavors of the black beans and corn, along with the crunchy texture of the vegetables, makes this a delicious and nutritious addition to the meal. Plus, it is a great way to add some more plant-based protein to your meal!


Q: How can I make this recipe vegan?

A: Substitute water for chicken broth when cooking the rice. Additionally, omit the black beans or replace them with a vegan-friendly alternative.

Q: Can I double the recipe?

A: Yes, you can double the recipe. However, you may need to adjust the cooking time and the amount of liquid used to ensure that the rice is cooked properly.

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Fun facts:

The Oaxacan-Style White Rice has its origins in Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico. The dish is a staple in the region, and is often served with mole sauces.

Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Eva Longoria have been known to enjoy Oaxacan-Style White Rice. Selena Gomez even posted a picture of her enjoying a bowl of the dish on her Instagram.