• Prep Time: 40-45 Minutes
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Mexican Rice Recipe

Category: Rice, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped*
  • 2 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 4 cups hot chicken broth**
  • 1/4 cup peas***
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • ~ cilantro leaves for decoration
  • *You may substitute canned tomatoes for fresh. Try the Pomi brand tomatoes sold in small cartons, or look for tomatoes from Modena, Italy available in fine grocery stores. Their flavor is superb!**Canned broth works fine in this recipe but home made Chicken Stock delivers the best flavor.
  • ***Use fresh or frozen vegetables not canned.


1. Pour the rice into a mesh strainer and rinse until the water runs clear. Shake the strainer to remove all excess water.

2. Place a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and heat to a sizzle.

3. Add the rice, stir to coat with the oil. Lower the heat to medium and cook until each grain is separate and pale golden””Approximately 8”“10 minutes.

4. While the rice cooks place the tomatoes, onions, and garlic in the blender and puree. Strain the mixture through a metal sieve.

5. Increase the heat to medium-high and pour the tomato mixture over the rice. Mix well.

6. Cover with a tight-fitting lid, reduce the heat to medium, and cook until all of the tomato mixture is absorbed””Approximately 4”“5 minutes.

7. Add the hot broth, peas, carrots, and salt, and stir. Return the lid, lower the heat to medium-low and cook until the rice is tender”” Approximately 8”“10 minutes. If any liquid remains, replace the lid and cook for several more minutes.

8. Remove the rice from the heat and stir. Replace the lid and let sit for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked and fluffy.

9. Place the rice on a serving platter and decorate with the cilantro leaves.

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