My Very Own Mexican Rice Recipe

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My very own Mexican Rice

Tara Caputo


My family asks me to make this side dish when I am serving either tamales or tacos. This rice is very flavorful and easy!

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4-6 servings


10 Min


20 Min


2 Tbsp
oil (i usually use enough just to cover bottom of frying pan.
2 c
long grain rice, uncooked (not minute rice)
1 small
yellow onion chopped (small pieces)
1 small
can tomato sauce
3-4 c
1 pkg
goya brand sazon
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
salt, pepper and garlic powder (to your liking)

Directions Step-By-Step

1. In a stockpot add oil (medium heat) until oil gets hot, add rice and fry until lightly browned about 10 minutes, before rice is just about done add onion. Make sure to stir rice constantly to prevent burning.
2. When rice is lightly browned add tomato sauce and enough water just to cover rice. Add to that salt, pepper,garlic powder,sazon and cumin. Stir. Bring to boil.
3. Once rice is boiling, cover and cook approximately 15 minutes until water is absorbed (do not open lid while rice is cooking or stir rice while cooking).
4. When rice is cooked remove from heat and allow 10 minutes before taking off cover. After 10 minutes serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy