Authentic Mexican Rice

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mamadelogan

My Mother's side is Mexican and this is how she makes her rice and how she has taught me to. If desired, veggies such as corn, peas, and carrots can be added, but we eat ours plain. Enjoy!

Top Review by pedspeech

Pretty good rice and easy to prepare. My husband said he would want to add something with a little heat for more flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in non-stick pan on Med heat.
  2. Add garlic and rice.
  3. Sautee rice with garlic till rice is golden brown.
  4. Then add can of tomato sauce , 4 cups of water, half of onion, and 3Tb of chicken bullion(mix in)(don't worry if it the broth is too salty to tate, most of it will boil away).
  5. Turn up heat to high and allow rice to boil for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to simmer and cover till all the water is evaporated(about 25-30minutes). Serve and enjoy!

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