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This is really delicious and absolutely amazing! You are right about the aroma of the rosemary. It is out of the world! The aroma of the rosemary wafting through the air while and even after this is cooking is "To die for", just as this rice is! I cooked this in Maggi vegetable broth with onions instead of water to make it even more flavourful. Since broth already contains salt, I did not add any additional salt while cooking. Since I did not have dried basil, I substituted it with fresh basil. I used a combo of green and red bell pepper to make it even more colourful! The vibrancy of the colours that emerge once this rice is cooked, "PERFECTLY" spelled out my happiness on the first day of my sitting behind the wheel;) I have guests for dinner tonight and I can bet that not one grain is going to be left! I'm glad that I doubled the recipe:) A zillion thanks for a brilliant recipe!

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Charishma_Ramchandani March 20, 2003

I made this as part of the Pick Your Chef cookathon. It is wonderful! The peppers and onions and herbs go together to make a very tasty combination. Very easy to make. I think I'll try this with ground beef added for a main dish. Thanks MEP!!

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MizzNezz January 26, 2003

Very tasty rice and a nice side for our Mexican dinner. I accidentally added Mexican oregano instead of the basil (had it in an old basil bottle) and thought it was a great addition to the basil and rosemary.

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sugarpea March 05, 2004

We enjoyed this very much as a side dish with chicken sour cream enchiladas. I used hot salsa, so it had some heat. This is the best Mexican rice I've ever had - highly recommend this recipe.

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Ginny233 February 17, 2004

We had Tex-Mex tonight for dinner. My sister brought the enchiladas and I made your rice. Totally outta-sight. It is a winner in all categories--smell, taste, ease, and popularity. Thanks Meppie!! Definitely want to make this one again.

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ratherbeswimmin' January 16, 2004

This was so easy and really good, and I like easy and good. I used fresh herbs from my garden which added an excellent flavor to the this. I will make again when I crave Mexican rice in a hurray :)

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daisygrl64 July 25, 2009

I liked this a lot. My kids were not fond of it though but sometimes kids are kids LOL I served this with http://www.recipezaar.com/63786 and they went very well together. I will make it again but half the recipe for myself and DH.

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R.Lynn February 07, 2007

EXCELLENT Rice!! I also cheated since I had some rice already cooked. The only thing I did different was add some diced green chilies, cumin seed and some cilantro. VERY good and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe MEP!!

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Expat Wife December 18, 2006

MMmmm... Tasty rice for a Mexican meal. Next time I will throw in a chicken bouillon cube and leave out the salt.

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rosslare November 24, 2006

Great flavor and very tasty. I cheated with the rice I had some already cooked in the freezer so I sauteed the onion, added the green pepper, garlic. herbs , Salt & pepper.Added the picante sauce, rice & Tomatoes (fresh Romas) mixed well, let it simmer for a few minutes to lry the flavors meld. I didn't use any water. -Perfect. Served with pork tenderloin, corn niblets & steamed fresh green beans. Thanks Mepster for adding a special something to a delicious meal

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Bergy September 22, 2006
My Own Mexican Rice