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    Authentic Mexican Rice

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    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    ROBIN PENA's Note:

    This is the real thing that 20 million Mexican mothers are serving tonight.

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    Serves: 6-8


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    1. 1
      Rinse rice under cold water until water begins to run clear of starch.
    2. 2
      In saucepan or large skillet with lid (preferably non-stick) heat oil over medium heat. Add drained rice and fry until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
    3. 3
      In the meantime, add next 5 ingredients (not mixed veggies) to a blender and blend until smooth.
    4. 4
      When rice is done frying, drain excess oil.
    5. 5
      Add tomato purée to rice and continue frying about 5 more minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Add water and stir to separate lumps of rice.
    6. 6
      Taste broth to check for salt. It should almost taste too salty because the rice will soak up a lot of salt and still come out bland. Drain can of vegetables (or canned peas and carrots) and add to broth.
    7. 7
    8. 8
      Bring to a boil. Cover and lower flame to low and cook for 20 minutes or until all broth is absorbed--do not lift lid for 20 minutes. (This was my major mistake when I was learning to make this dish. I would check it halfway through and all the steam would escape. I used to even--GASP!--stir it halfway through! Don't do this unless you want a big gloppy mess for dinner).
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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 17, 2014


      I followed every step to the

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    • on April 26, 2012


      Not sure what I did wrong, but I made it exactly as written and it turned out mushy, even though I let it cook for 25 minutes without lifting the lid.

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    • on February 15, 2010


      Absolutely Perfecto! This was the same recipe a mexican friend wrote out to me years ago--except she didn't say to rinse the rice first. I will try that next time. Thanks for posting this. Now I just wish some Mexican restaurants in my area would SEE this recipe and use it instead of making the minute rice stuff that they serve. I always rate a mexican restaurant on their rice! Thanks again for posting this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Authentic Mexican Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 325.9
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 747.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    Sugars 1.1 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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