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Cumin Rice with Avocado

Cumin, picante sauce and avocado do a terrific job of perking up rice in this any-day side dish. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Place first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Stir in picante sauce; heat through. Gently stir in avocado and green onions.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 188 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • LauraManning
    Jan 22, 2019

    A can of drained black beans worked great to make it more hearty.

  • justmbeth
    Mar 29, 2014

    Love this rice. It is my new favorite! And simple to throw together without very little prep. Served with chicken enchiladas.

  • Shoes58
    May 13, 2013

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  • Gerilw
    Jul 31, 2012

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  • jmscoker
    Aug 27, 2011

    Excellent way to give variety to your rice. Great for stuffing peppers or burritos (add beans).

  • senzascusa
    Mar 21, 2011

    This is very tasty. Not being an avocado eater, I must say I only made it to use up an avocado I needed to get rid of. I would make it again, but I still can't say I love the avocado. This recipe would be just fine without it also. Next time I may use green pepper and tomato instead but I won't write off the avocado!

  • troublecat
    Jul 5, 2009

    I'm looking forward to trying this recipe!  Thanks!

  • smokey420
    Jul 4, 2009

    This is such a great recipe. My boyfriend's mother even loved it!

  • mleicht
    Apr 27, 2008

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  • angiecorb
    Mar 20, 2007

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