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mexican rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Barb Brown
Sky Valley, CA

It took me awhile to master authentic Mexican rice. I have taught my grandson my recipe so now he gets the rice requests for family gatherings; he is 13.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mexican rice

  • 1 c
    long grain white rice
  • 1/8 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/3 can
    tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp
    onion salt
  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    mixed veggies (frozen) - optional

How To Make mexican rice

  • 1
    In a sauce pan, preheat the vegetable oil and add the rice.
  • 2
    On medium heat, Stir the rice continuously until it becomes the color of toast. This step will take about 10 minutes. Have patience - this is the secret step.
  • 3
    Once the rice is toasted, add the onion salt and stir. Add the tomato sauce and stir.
  • 4
    Add the can of chicken broth and stir. Put the lid on the pan, simmer for 10 minutes. Once the lid goes on leave it alone.
  • 5
    After 10 minutes, add the frozen veggies - do not stir. Replace the lid and simmer for five more minutes. The frozen veggies are optional. I normally use frozen peas and carrots.
  • 6
    Don't stir until ready to serve.