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    Arroz a la Mexicana-Traditional Mexican Rice

    Arroz a la Mexicana-Traditional Mexican Rice. Photo by Chef Petunia

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    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    Dib's's Note:

    You won't get that "canned - chili powder" taste with this one.

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    1. 1
      In a small pan bring the broth to simmering.
    2. 2
      Set a large pan over medium heat-add the oil, then the rice and onion and cook, stirring, until both the rice and onion are light brown-around 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Mix in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add the pureed tomato Add the broth Add the optional ingredients-except cilantro and cheese Scrape the rice down and stir well.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat to a medium low, cover and finish cooking-around 20 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove from heat and toss and either stir in cilantro or offer at the table-I offer at the table because either you love it-like I do-or hate it, and offer the queso fresco or farmers cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 16, 2002


      Excellent spanish rice with great flavor. Very easy to make and the taste compares to restaurants. I didn't add cilantro, but I will next time. It should help bring out the taste of the tomato, which isn't very tasty this time of year. Goes great with Diana's Refried Beans recipe.

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    • on December 14, 2002


      The "Fam" loved this rice! My daughter ate 2 helpings. I liked it alot, but it was missing something, which I think is the fact that tomatoes are so crummy around here in December - mostly "wood," as I call it. I am definitely going to make it again, and recommend this as a great side dish to any Mexican treat. Thanks for sharing it.

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    • on September 12, 2002


      This is the recipe I've been searching for! My daughter is a spanish rice afficionado, and she likes the kind they serve in Mexican restaurants. All of the recipes I've tried are too tomato-saucy, gloppy, and heavy. This came out perfect! I only used onion, tomato, and 1/2 can green chilis (my bunch don't like food real hot). I followed the recipe exactly, and thought I'd have to add more water, but it came out fluffy and just right. I simmered it over a VERY low flame. After it was all done, I realized I hadn't added salt, but it was right for us. GOOD STUFF!

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    Nutritional Facts for Arroz a la Mexicana-Traditional Mexican Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (245 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 223.7
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 579.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 5.5 g

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