Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and recently, I have started a strict low sodium diet. This means eating at most Mexican restaurants is out. Thankfully after some research, I was about to make lower sodium tacos for my husband and I, and they turned out great. If you are trying to cut the salt, these are a great option. You can also added salt to this recipe if sodium is not a concern for you. Enjoy!
taco shells (or for even lower sodium make it with unsalted tortilla chips and make this into a taco salad)
1 cup white rice (cooked as directed on the box with water only)
2 cans of low sodium tomatoes and chilies
1 tablespoon of canola oil
1/2 onion diced
1 red pepper diced
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried cilantro
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne
1 can low sodium black beans
shredded Mexican cheese of choice
sour cream if desired
low sodium salsa
1. Cook rice as directed on the box with water only.
2. In a large pan, add canola oil. When it is hot, add onions and peppers until cooked through.
3. Add spices to the pan
4. Add the two cans of tomatoes and chilies to the pan. Cook through.
5. Add cooked rice to the pan cook through.
6. While the rice is cooking, heat black beans in microwave and prepare to assemble taco.
7. Assemble taco from the bottom of the shell up: black beans, cheese, rice, salsa, sour cream
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