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Two white bowls with yellow rice on top. Two drinks on the side

Easy Mexican Rice

  • Author: Ana Frias
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Learn to make my family’s Mexican Rice recipe! It’s easy to make and so delicious with chicken and vegetable flavors. It’s the perfect Mexican side dish! 


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 chicken bullion cube (beef or vegetable bullion works too)
  • 1/2 cup frozen vegetables such as peas, corn, carrots & green beans. Whatever you prefer. (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium-high. Add rice and sauté rice for about 2 minutes until it starts to get opaque.
  2. Add the onions and sauté until rice becomes light golden brown. About two minutes.
  3. Add the 2 cups chicken stock, tomato sauce, chicken bullion, frozen veggies, salt & pepper.
  4. Mix all ingredients and cover saucepan with lid.
  5. Bring rice mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. At the 10 minute mark, add the cilantro and mix everything well to make sure the bullion is distributed all around.
  8. Cover again and cook for another 10 minutes or until stock is completely absorbed.
  9. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before opening pan. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve warm.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 245
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 645 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg

Keywords: receta, arroz mexicano, red rice, spanish, healthy, easy, authentic

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