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mexican rice

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Mary Lundschen
San Antonio, TX

This is one of my families favorite recipes. There is never any left. We have it with Pinto beans and Enchiliadas, of course. But you don't have to have it with these dishes, it makes a good side dish with anything.

(2 ratings)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For mexican rice

  • 8 slice
    bacon - fried, drained, chopped, set aside
  • 2 c
    long grain white rice
  • 1
    small onion - chopped
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper - sliced thin
  • 2 can
    rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder or granules
  • 1 can
    chicken broth - 2 cups
  • water as needed

How To Make mexican rice

  • 1
    In same skillet (I use large iron skillet) that bacon was fried in, use reserved grease and brown the rice, stirring often so not to burn rice. When rice is getting brown, add onion and bell pepper, cook until vegetables soften, still stirring often.
  • 2
    Add tomatoes, juice and all (can rinse can with some water and use in rice),and all of the seasonings and broth. Mix well. Cover and simmer until rice is done, about 30 minutes. Top with chopped bacon.
  • 3
    Hints: You can uncover and check the rice and stir as needed. You can use Minute Rice but don't cook as long and will result with softer rice. You can us brown rice but cook longer.