My very own Mexican Rice

My Very Own Mexican Rice Recipe

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Tara Caputo


My family asks me to make this side dish when I am serving either tamales or tacos. This rice is very flavorful and easy!


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4-6 servings
10 Min
20 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    oil (i usually use enough just to cover bottom of frying pan.
  • 2 c
    long grain rice, uncooked (not minute rice)
  • 1 small
    yellow onion chopped (small pieces)
  • 1 small
    can tomato sauce
  • 3-4 c
  • 1 pkg
    goya brand sazon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • ·
    salt, pepper and garlic powder (to your liking)

How to Make My very own Mexican Rice


  1. 1. In a stockpot add oil (medium heat) until oil gets hot, add rice and fry until lightly browned about 10 minutes, before rice is just about done add onion. Make sure to stir rice constantly to prevent burning.
  2. 2. When rice is lightly browned add tomato sauce and enough water just to cover rice. Add to that salt, pepper,garlic powder,sazon and cumin. Stir. Bring to boil.
  3. 3. Once rice is boiling, cover and cook approximately 15 minutes until water is absorbed (do not open lid while rice is cooking or stir rice while cooking).
  4. 4. When rice is cooked remove from heat and allow 10 minutes before taking off cover. After 10 minutes serve and enjoy!

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About My very own Mexican Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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