Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

When we cook Tex-Mex this recipe from Cheryl and Bill Jamison is the one we use. It is a fantastic side dish that has it's own wonderful flavor - one that complements and doesn't compete with grilled meats, burritos, stews, tacos....whatever we serve.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the oil (the Jamisons use peanut oil).
  2. Saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until soft.
  3. Add the rice, tomatoes, and chili powder; saute another couple of minutes, stirring to coat the rice with oil.
  4. Pour in the stock, sprinkle with salt if desired, and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer the rice for 15-18 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rice steam, covered for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Serve with your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.
  8. I have made this ahead for a dinner party and reheated it in the oven before serving.


Most Helpful

This rice was SO delicious!! I will be making this rice dish many more times. Thanks you so much for posting.

Lisa1965 September 09, 2009

This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe using olive oil and the chicken stock as that is what I had in the fridge. I also cut back on the salt to a 1/2 teaspoon. We all enjoyed this. Made for ZWT5.

bmcnichol June 01, 2009

This was a very delicious rice dish. Definitely a fluffy rice. I used the peanut oil and about 3 garlic cloves. I chose to use the chicken stock. I really liked this recipe too cause it was real easy to get ready. DD and I really enjoyed this dish . Made it to go with Recipe #215029 Wonderful together. Thanks for the recipe. Made for ZWT5...

FrenchBunny May 25, 2009

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