Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

We love a BBQ, and this Syn Free Mexican Rice is a quick, easy and more importantly, Syn free recipe accompaniment for your Slimming World friendly BBQs this summer.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

It’s also great for a quick lunch (you could even make it the day before to take to work) or for a Slimming World friendly buffet.

What do I need to make this Syn Free Mexican Rice?

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We used the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker for this Syn Free Mexican Rice. You could make it in a pan on the stove, but the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker makes things so much quicker and easier I really would recommend you give it a go.

Those of you that are regular visitors to our website will probably know that we’ve used it in a previous recipe (which you can find here), and we were really impressed with the results. So much so that we use it every time we cook rice nowadays.

Which reminds me…..please excuse the state of the rice cooker in our photos. As I said, it gets used a lot, hence the yellow tinge! If you’re using it to make things like this Syn Free Mexican Rice it will start to discolour after a while. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t affect the performance or taste in the slightest.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

If you fancy trying out try the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker you can pick one up on Amazon.

How do I make this Syn Free Mexican Rice?

It really couldn’t be easier….

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

Step 1

Crumble the stock cubes onto the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

Add the chopped onion, chilli, peppers, peas and spices. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

Step 2

Add the rice and stir.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

Step 3

Pop the lid on and cook in the microwave on high power for 12 minutes. Remove from the microwave and give it a stir with a fork. Check the rice is cooked and the water has absorbed. Add a little more water and cook for another minute or two if you find it’s still slightly undercooked.

Syn Free Mexican Rice | Slimming World

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Syn Free Mexican Rice

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portion 5 minutes 12 minutes

Calories

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122kcal 5

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

Zero

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Crumble the stock cubes onto the Lékué rice cooker. Add the chopped onion, chilli, peppers, peas and spices. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved
  2. Add the rice and Hot Sauce (if you're using it) then stir
  3. Pop the lid on and cook in the microwave on high power for 12 minutes
  4. Remove from the microwave and give it a stir with a fork. Check the rice rice is cooked and the water has absorbed. If it's not quite cooked add a little more water and cook for another minute or two
  5. When cooked, fluff up the rice with a fork and serve (sprinkled with some freshly chopped chillies if you're feeling daring!)

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RECIPE NOTES

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Need help converting the temperature for your oven? 

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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6 Comments
  1. What rice do you use? I made the Nandos rice and although it tasted good it was a little stodgy. I used basmati rice. Many thanks, Sarah Bradshaw.

    1. Hi Sarah
      We just use regular Basmati rice. Different brands of rice can more starchy than others so you might want to try rinsing it under cold water before cooking

    1. Hi Paul
      You would have to be extremely cautious if freezing/defrosting and reheating rice. We would always recommend that this is made and served fresh for best results.

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