Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Don't remember where or how I got this recipe - I keep trying others but always come back to this one. I've had this recipe for decades, but can't attibute it to anyone.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pour enough hot water (to cover) over rice and let stand for 20 minutes Drain, rinse well in cold water. Shake colander well & allow to drain for 10 minutes.
  2. Puree in a blender: tomato, onion, garlic & chiles. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil till it smokes. Fry rice until it becomes a light golden color (10 mins?), stirring constantly over high.
  4. Drain any excess oil. Add puree to rice and cook till dry, stirring constantly over high.
  5. Add the broth (and carrots if using) and salt. Stir well.
  6. Cook uncovered over med heat till liquid ia absorbed and air holes appear.
  7. Remove from heat, (add peas if using) cover & set aside for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy.