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Mexican Rice Pilaf
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the onions and jalapeño and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
2Turn the heat up to medium and add the tomato paste, garlic and rice; cook, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes.
3Add the chicken broth, salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin; turn the heat up and bring to a boil.
4Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
5Add the peas, cilantro and lime juice and fluff the rice with a fork to mix. Let the rice sit for a few moments to "dry out" and lose that wet, just-steamed texture. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and lime if necessary.
6*Note: Some rice brands will require a little less or a little more liquid; check the package for specific instructions.

Mexican Rice Pilaf
Recipe Card - ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 large jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1-1/2 cups enriched parboiled long grain rice, such as Uncle Ben's Original
3-1/3 cups low sodium chicken broth (see note*)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice