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This Lent, is partnering with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world?

Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.

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"Meatless Friday: Mexican Arroz Rojo" by Catholic Relief Services ( Copyright 2017 Catholic Relief Services. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Arroz Rojo

  • 2 c rice
  • 1 T fair trade olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 1 c peas
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Add oil to a large pan on low heat. Add rice and toast until golden. Add garlic, tomatoes and onion; cook until mixture is soft. Add the broth, peas, carrots, chili pepper and salt. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat and cover until rice is fully cooked.

Makes 4–6 servings


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