Guadalajaran Jalisco Mexican Rice

Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an old family recipe passed down from my best friend's mother, who grew up on a ranch in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Process tomato with water until pureed and smooth.
  2. Rinse rice in a strainer under cold water until it runs clear- about 1 1/2 minutes. Shake to remove excess water.
  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in heavy skillet about 2 minutes. Cook onion and garlic until golden.
  4. Add rice and fry, stirring until light golden, about 4 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomato water mixture. Crumble bouillon and sprinkle over rice and water in pan.
  6. Increase heat to medium high, and bring to a boil.
  7. Cover pan and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 10-15 minutes, stirring and checking rice often. Add more water if necessary, but rice is usually done before it sticks to the pan.
  8. Stir in cilantro, mix in lime juice and adjust salt to taste.