Authentic Mexican Rice

Martha Price


I love Mexican food! This rice dish is fairly mild, and nicely offsets a spicy main dish. It was given to me by a Mexican friend who said this is how her family has always made it.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/4 c
    cooking oil
  • 1 c
    raw rice
  • 1 - 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1
    chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 and 1/2 c
    hot water
  • 1
    8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • ·
    pepper to taste (more is better)

How to Make Authentic Mexican Rice


  1. In hot oil, fry rice, garlic and onion until rice is golden brown.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water; add water to rice. Add tomato sauce,salt and pepper to rice and stir to blend.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occassionally, then lower heat and cover tightly. Simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, or until rice is cooked and all liquid has been absorbed.

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About Authentic Mexican Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican

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