Shayne's Mexican Style Rice

Morena V


This rice is full of flavor and very simple to make. My family & friends always ask me "Can you make your rice"? It makes me happy to know that many people look forward to my meals. I hope you all love it as much as they do. :)

PS. Some of the ingredients listed can be found in the ethnic section of your local grocery store or any grocery store where latino products are sold.

Note* To make a more authentic mexican rice add jalapeno peppers and or peas & carrots at step 4.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 - 8 (depending on portions)
15 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 medium
  • 1
    half of a small - medium onion
  • 4 clove
    fresh garlic
  • 1 can(s)
    el pato sauce (yellow or green can)
  • 1 can(s)
    fat-free chicken broth 14.5 oz
  • 1 pkg
    sazon goya seasoning w/culantro & achiote
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • ·
    a dash of garlic salt with parsley flakes
  • ·
    3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • ·
    1/4 cup of water

How to Make Shayne's Mexican Style Rice


  1. Chop garlic, onion & tomato and set aside.
  2. in a medium sauce or fry pan, heat olive oil on medium low heat.
  3. Add rice to the pan and fry until the rice turns bright white. You will need to stir in order to avoid burning.
  4. Add chopped garlic & onion to the rice and sweat until the onion is clear then add chopped tomato. Keep a close eye on the rice and stir do not allow to burn. If you need more oil add a little.
  5. Add the El Pato sauce and stir until well blended. Stir in the chicken broth & water, you will want the rice to be covered at least a half inch above the rice.
  6. Add the Goya Sazon season packet, garlic powder, and a dash of Garlic salt with Parsley flakes. Turn down the flame to a low setting, Cover and allow to cook until all liquid is evaporated from the pan.
  7. When done Turn off the burner & allow the rice to sit for at least 5 minutes to ensure that it is cooked throughly. Open lid and fluff rice with a fork. Enjoy!

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About Shayne's Mexican Style Rice

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

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