16 Reviews

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.

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MaryMc March 27, 2013

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.

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Lucky in Bayview October 18, 2012

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.

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ladyfingers July 28, 2010

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!

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jujusmommy September 23, 2008

This was good and very easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Brian

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brian48195 June 09, 2008

Yum! This was great! We had it with tamales and refried beans. Mmmm!! Thanks for the good recipe!

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SeriousMoms June 02, 2008

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!

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mryuks March 20, 2008

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

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angelalberta_22 March 04, 2008

This was easy and great~

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Kyene October 28, 2007

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 :)

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slickchick October 08, 2007
Home-Style Mexican Rice