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A family favorite. This is now the only way I make Mexican rice. The only thing I changed is instead of tomato sauce I just put in 2 tbsp. of tomato paste and add a tomato cut into 6 wedges.

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am.carr1 October 28, 2011

loved.it....no, no, no...LOVED.IT! Used granulated chicken bouillon for broth and watered down a half can of tomato paste (like 1/2 can paste to 1/2 c water, i think), as well as bacon grease for sauteeing. I screwed it up big time in the beginning by forgetting to saute the rice, but with a little creative and quick moving, I salvaged the best i could and managed to strain it all out, re-issue a wee bit of bacon grease and try again. Although I didn't saute the rice enough, I still thought it was delicious. Easy peasy and oh so yummy. Thank you.

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Jug O'Mud August 07, 2015

This was my first time making Mexican rice and was really happy to have it come out very moist and flavorful. I used regular basmati rice. I served this with carne asada. Overall a very nice meal! Thanks for posting!

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Sharbear23 December 04, 2013

Wow this was wonderfull.I am glad I made a double batch as it was loved and all eaten.For starters I used 1tsp. cumin for the double batch and it seemed to be the perfect amount.Also I had a red pepper I wanted to use up I sauteed it with the onion in bacon grease.Also I was out of parboiled rice so I used regular.I also opted to use chunky salsa instead of the tomato sauce.Thanks for posting this keeper recipe.

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chef313633 July 02, 2011

This was REALLY good. It went perfect with the chimichangas I made for dinner. I am trying to branch off from cooking anything from a box, and this is a great recipe to make! We all really liked it. I had never heard of parboiled rice, but was able to find it in my grocery stores spanish foods section.

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JulieP108 October 21, 2009

i make this at least once a week. i loooovvveee it!

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aulophobia June 08, 2009

I used salsa instead of tomato sauce because that was all I had- really good,even hubby liked it.

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cherylgatto May 06, 2009

This rice was addictive! I used a little salsa instead of tomato sauce, and added frozen peas and corn, plus fresh red pepper. We had it with chili. I couldn't stop eating it!

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Heidi from Boise April 12, 2009

This is simple AND delicious! My kids are very picky but loved this rice.

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hsunwin1 March 28, 2009

Good recipe. I added some things for a little bit of kick. I added one jar of green chilis and also one packet of taco seasoning. Also, I added a little less tomato sauce. Thank you.

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Sunsh1ne March 17, 2009
Easy Mexican Rice