This is a great, simple recipe that I've been making regularly. It's not aggressively flavorful, but I'm not looking for that in a side dish. It's very tasty, and I love that it uses only ingredients that I generally keep around the house. The only thing I've changed is that I use chicken stock in place of the water and bullion.
Simple and delicious! I loved how quick this recipe came together, I tasted the rice to see if it was done and thought it was a little bland. I went ahead and add a bit of kosher salt and the cilantro and let it sit a while. That really made all the difference. Adding the cilantro is really important. Its not the same as a tomato based Mexican rice or Spanish rice recipe, but it was the perfect compliment to our chicken tacos and pinto beans. Thanks for posting.
This side dish would complement just about any meal, whether it be everyday or company. So easy to prepare and has a subtle Mexican flavor. Because the spiciness is not too pronounced, it is sure to appeal to most everyone at the table. That's a big plus in this house. Thanks, Ginny Sue, for making us all happy.
I liked this, but had a few problems. I used twice as much of each spice but still thought it was a little bland and needed more flavor, However, I didn't have any dried onions on hand and used onion powder, so that may make a difference next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water and bouillon; this too might have created less flavor than the recipe as written. My rice never soaked up all the liquid, but was a good texture at the end of the recommended cooking time. Next time I will follow the recipe as written and see if I get more flavorful results. I specifically picked this recipe because it was just flavored rice - no chunky tomatoes or any other veggies (very picky husband with texture issues), and will use it again until I get it right for my family's taste buds. Thanks so much for posting!
This was good and very easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Brian
Yum! This was great! We had it with tamales and refried beans. Mmmm!! Thanks for the good recipe!
This was great! We substituted the dried onion with a small whole onion and skipped the paprika and used 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. It was HOT and delicious!
used chicken broth instead of the granules and skipped the cayenne because of kids. Otherwise a wonderful dish i served it with oven fried taco chicken.TY
This was easy and great~
Loved this rice!!! Lots of flavor and I love cilantro so that was a plus. Did use 2 1/4th cup to 1 1/4th cup water. Rice came out just perfect. Served it with Oven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas (28148). Just wish we has some Margaritas to round out the meal :)