Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Here is a great recipe I developed after trying many other similar recipes. This one has been tweaked over the last two years and I think it's just right.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, cook rice and onion in bacon grease (or olive oil) over medium heat for about five minutes, until rice is golden brown (be careful not to burn).
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat until boiling.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Do not stir!
  4. Remove cover, increase heat slightly and simmer until all liquids are absorbed. If you like your rice a bit dry (restaurant style), continue to simmer a few minutes longer to allow more moisture to evaporate.


Most Helpful

This was a good side dish for our Cinco de Mayo celebration. I sauteed the onion in olive oil until it was soft and then added the rice for just a few minutes. I used brown rice so I simmered this at a very low temperature for 45 minutes to get the consistency I like. It was creamy but not soupy. I especially liked that was was flavorful without being spicy. I'll definitely make this again. Thank you for posting!

DreamoBway May 07, 2009

I used the olive oil and salt free chicken broth and salt free tomato sauce(my husband is on a low salt diet). I did not add the green chilies since I wanted my kids to eat this. The flavor was good (even with the low salt) but the rice was pretty sticky. I would make it for adults but not for my kids. They did not like the consistency, it was not like the restaurant rice. It turned out more red and sticky than what our restaurant serves. This was very good with grilled chicken on a tortilla with all the fixings. Thanks but I am still looking for a recipe the kids will eat.

Dawni September 25, 2006

We did not care for this rice; it just didn't have very good flavor. I'm not sure why, after all the other reviews sounded so good!? And I almost ruined the whole thing by trying to follow the directions in step 3: 20 minutes was too long to not stir the rice and about 1/4 of it stuck to my pan and was unusable. Sorry, but I won't be making this one again.

J-Lynn July 16, 2006

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