Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
My BF said this was the best rice he had ever eaten. I adapted this recipe from a Sunset Mexican Cookbook. This recipe can easily be cut in half.
- 2 cups long grain rice
- 6 tablespoons butter or 6 tablespoons margarine
- 2 small onions, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 4 cups regular-strength chicken broth
- 2 -3 california chilies (optional) or 2 -3 pasilla chiles, medium sized, seeded and chopped (optional)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- 1 cup pimento stuffed olive
- In a wide frying pan over medium-high heat, brown rice lightly in butter or margarine.
- Add onion, garlic, tomato, and chiles, if used and cook for 2 or 3 minutes; add 3 cups of the broth.
- Cover and simmer 25 to 35 minutes or bake, covered, in a 350F oven 50 to 60 minutes.
- Add more broth, if needed, to cook rice. However, there should be no liquid remaining when rice is tender to bite.
- Add cilantro, if desired, during last 10 minutes.
- Garnish rice with olives.
Not only did I find the best "unfried refried bean" recipe from you Cookiedog--I found the best Mexican rice recipe as well! I got rave reviews on this one from everyone who's tried it. The olives really seemed to add to it. I didn't have any chilies, but will definitely use them next time because they should only make this recipe better--if that is possible! Thank-you.
This is the BEST, Mexican rice dish ! I usually add shrimp, and it stands alone. Everyone will love and we usually run out.
We loved this rice. With the olives added it had such great flavor! I used canned green chilies for ours and they flavored it really well with all the other ingredients combined. This will be made again and I will be passing the recipe on to my sister and mother, as they love Mexican rice too!