Recipe by Elisa E
This recipe came straight from Mexico and is more authentic and fresh than anything else you will taste this side of the border.
Top Review by Muffin Goddess
Although I must admit that Pot Scrubber's Mexican rice is still my favorite recipe, sometimes oven space is at a premium and the rice needs to be fully stovetop-made. In those instances, I have my backup stovetop recipe. I think this may replace my backup stovetop recipe, since it produces equally good results with a similar but less fiddly procedure. This produces a nice, lightly-tomato-flavored rice, not too dry, not gloppy at all, and frozen peas/corn/diced carrots could be added if veggies are desired. If you tend to stick with packaged Mexican rice instead of freshly-made for convenience, I think you might find that the slight amount of extra effort needed for a recipe like this is worth the payoff in flavor. Also, this rice reheats well in the microwave if need be. Just place in a covered dish, and sprinkle it with a bit of water before reheating. Thanks for posting -- this will be a definite repeat for us!
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 -4 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 cup onion, divided in half
- 1⁄2 cup rice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄4 cup cilantro
Directions See How It's Made
- Boil tomatoes in water until skin bursts.
- In blender, puree tomatoes, and half of the garlic and onion.
- Brown rice in oil.
- Add the rest of the garlic and onion to rice.
- Pour tomato sauce over rice.
- Do not stir mixture.
- Simmer for 5 minute.
- Add broth and cilantro.
- Let simmer for 30 minutes (until rice is soft) without stirring.