Authentic Mexican Rice

READY IN: 40mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil tomatoes in water until skin bursts.
  2. In blender, puree tomatoes, and half of the garlic and onion.
  3. Brown rice in oil.
  4. Add the rest of the garlic and onion to rice.
  5. Pour tomato sauce over rice.
  6. Do not stir mixture.
  7. Simmer for 5 minute.
  8. Add broth and cilantro.
  9. Let simmer for 30 minutes (until rice is soft) without stirring.

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