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Recipe for Quick Mexican Rice

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This isn’t really a traditional recipe for my family. Although, when I was a child, my mom got this recipe for quick Mexican rice when we were living in Arizona from one of her friends. She’s made it ever since. And so I started making it for my family as well. It’s easy to make, delicious, and can be served with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex food.

Ingredients for quick Mexican rice:

  • 1 1/2 Cups parboiled rice (like Uncle Ben’s converted)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp each minced garlic, tomato bouillon, and cumin
  • 1/8 Tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tsp each dried oregano and dried cilantro
  • 3 Cups of water

Instructions for quick Mexican rice:

  • First, put olive oil in saucepan and heat to medium-medium high. Add garlic and diced tomato until softened.
  • Next, add rice, stirring until it starts to brown.
  • Then add water and spices, and lower temperature to low.
  • Finally, cook for 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed. And enjoy!

I typically make this side dish with chicken tacos or burritos. If you made this, what did you think of it? Your comments are appreciated!


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