20 Minute Mexican Rice

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by Derf2440

Spice up a meal with Mexican rice, done in a jiffy!! from the local newspaper.

Top Review by EmilyStrikesAgain

Very good, very easy way to make a more sophisticated rice. Also much healthier than buying Mexican-style rice from a packet (less sodium and fresher, etc.). Made this vegan by using vegetable broth and added the carrot while boiling the rice to make sure it was soft enough. Added another tablespoon of tomato paste so it covered/flavored all of the rice. Also added some smoked spanish paprika and taco seasoning for a kick!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice in hot oil in 2 to 3 litre saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in onion and garlic; cook, stirring about 1 minute.
  3. Add broth and cumin.
  4. Heat to boiling; stir once or twice.
  5. Lower heat to simmer; Cover with tight fitting lid.
  6. Cook 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  7. Combine tomato paste and 1 tablespoon water.
  8. Stir tomato mixture, peas and carrots into rice; fluff with a fork.

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