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mexican-ish rice

a recipe by
Chrissy Hackley
Vestal, NY

While creating this recipe, I told my husband that it was either going to turn out like a Mexican Rice or a Spanish Rice. He add how about a South Western Rice? When it was done, he said it was Mexican-ish Rice, so thats what we call it! It has a little heat behind it from the cayenne pepper, but you can adjust it to give it more heat or less heat! I eat it topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream! So yummy!

serves 4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For mexican-ish rice

  • 2 can
    tomato sauce, 8oz each
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes, 15 oz
  • 1 1/2 c
    beef broth
  • 1 1/4 c
    white rice
  • 1 pinch
    saffron threads
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp
    oregano, dried

How To Make mexican-ish rice

  • 1
    I use a microwave rice cooker to make this. But I bet it could be done on the stove too. I would just follow the cooking time instructions for your rice.
  • 2
    In rice cooker mix all the ingredients. Place lid and follow the manufacturer's instructions for times. For my rice cooker, I cook on high for 5 minutes, then on 50% power for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir well when cooking time has finished. Serve and enjoy!