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    Authentic Mexican Rice

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    40 mins

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    30 mins

    Elisa E's Note:

    This recipe came straight from Mexico and is more authentic and fresh than anything else you will taste this side of the border.

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 10, 2008


      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!

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    • on January 04, 2013


      Great recipe! It was quick and easy! I cheated and used Rotel instead of fresh tomatoes but it turned out great. I also added a tsp of cumin and coriander powder.

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    • on May 30, 2014


      Super tasty! It was very flavorful, very easy, and by far the best rice I've ever made. Even the picky husband enjoyed it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Authentic Mexican Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (230 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 298.2
    Calories from Fat 72
    Total Fat 8.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 382.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 5.3 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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