Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice Recipe

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Kim Flores


I got this recipe when I watched my Mother in law make it. I apologize for the measurements, since she did not use any, and this is an approximation based on my experience. My husband says I got it right, so enjoy. MUCH better then the rice you will get at a mexican restaurant!


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Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 c
    rice, uncooked
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, mashed
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, medium chopped
  • 1/2 can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • ·
    cilantro, fresh
  • 1/4 can(s)
  • ·
    aluminum foil or top for pan
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How to Make Mexican Rice


  1. heat oil in skillet to medium high
    add rice and garlic
    lightly brown rice
  2. when rice is lightly browned, add chicken broth
    add onion, peas and tomatoes
    reduce to a low medium heat and let simmer
    DO NOT STIR after initial addition of ingredients
  3. WATCH LIQUID! Need to let cook until cannot SEE the liquid, but is small amount left
    Remove from heat, cover with aluminum foil or well fitting top.
    Let sit for approximately 1 hr. DO NOT UNCOVER DURING THIS TIME!

    Add cilantro to taste and mix into rice when ready to serve. Serve with lime on the side.

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About Mexican Rice

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

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