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mexican rice in a blue stoneware bowl

Easy Delicious Mexican Rice


  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

Make Mexican Rice in only 10 minutes!  Perfect side dish for any taco night.  Great base for Mexican inspired casseroles!  Not a traditional or authentic Mexican rice recipe, but it is an absolutely scrumptious and budget-friendly one.  You're going to love it!


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups (any brand, brown or white) instant/ minute rice
  • 5 teaspoons tomato powder (or Caldo de Tomate)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • optional variation: omit cumin & garlic and add 1 teaspoon Southwestern seasoning for spicier rice. (Seasoning blend already contains cumin.)
  • optional garnishes: chopped parsley or cilantro, chopped green onions, queso blanco, diced avocado, queso fresco cheese

Instructions

For White Rice:

  1. Dissolve the Tomato Powder (or Caldo de Tomate) and cumin in the chicken broth, in a 3-quart pan.
  2. Add the garlic and bring the stock to a rolling boil.
  3. Shut off the heat
  4. Add the rice. 
  5. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove lid, fluff rice and serve.

For Brown Rice:

  1. Dissolve the Tomato Powder (or Caldo de Tomate) and cumin in the chicken broth, in a 3-quart pan.
  2. Add the garlic and bring the stock to a rolling boil.
  3. Add the rice. 
  4. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid and reduce heat to medium low.
  5. Simmer 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove lid, fluff rice and serve.

 

Notes

Make Mexican rice any time you serve your favorite Mexican food.  It will always be a hit!

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Cuisine: Mexican