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    Mexican Rice Restaurant Style

    Mexican Rice Restaurant Style. Photo by Wheres_the_Beef?

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Wheres_the_Beef?'s Note:

    This recipe makes a dry, fluffy, orange/yellow, restaurant style, Mexican rice. It's important to rinse the rice prior to cooking in order to achieve the dry, fluffy, restaurant style Mexican Rice.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-6

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350-F. - Bake 30 minutes total, stirring after 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      Place rice in strainer and rinse under running water until it runs clear. About 2-minutes. This is important to create a dry, non-sticky restaurant style rice.
    3. 3
      Drain rice, making sure to shake out as much water as possible.
    4. 4
      Heat canola oil to medium high in a dutch oven (3qt to 6qt) on the stove top. Drop a few rice grains in the oil. When they sizzle, add all remaining rice. Stir constantly and fry rice until it is light golden and translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add onions and stir into rice. Cook while stirring about 2 more minutes. Add garlic and stir for another minute.
    6. 6
      Stir in chicken broth, tomato paste, green chilies and diced tomatoes. Stir well and bring to a boil.
    7. 7
      When rice reaches a boil, place lid on dutch oven and place in 350-F preheated oven. Bake 15-minutes then open oven and stir well. Replace dutch oven lid and bake another 15 to 20-minutes until done.
    8. 8
      Remove from oven and stir in chopped cilantro. Cover and allow to rest about 5 minutes before serving to allow cilantro flavor to be absorbed by the rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 04, 2012

      55

      This is the closest restaurant style rice I have found! My favorite so far!

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    • on January 13, 2009

      55

      WOW!! This has the same consistency and taste as the restaurants do. I've been looking for it for years. It's wonderful, but I added an extra teaspoon of salt to help bring out the flavor. Thank you!

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    • on July 12, 2013

      55

      This recipe is fantastic!! I love Mexican rice, but I've never been able to get the right flavor or consistency at home. This recipe

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Rice Restaurant Style

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 553.7
     
    Calories from Fat 177
    32%
    Total Fat 19.7 g
    30%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 732.0 mg
    30%
    Total Carbohydrate 82.4 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    12%
    Sugars 4.9 g
    19%
    Protein 10.5 g
    21%

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