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    Spicy Mexican Rice

    Spicy Mexican Rice. Photo by Chef Howe

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    35 mins

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    Chef Howe's Note:

    This is one of my favorite recipes. Whenever I cook anything Mexican, I prepare this as a side dish. I have been known to eat it right out of the pan, before it is even finished cooking.

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    1. 1
      Slice one of the onions in very thin slices. Finely chop the other onion.
    2. 2
      Mash the garlic with the salt to make a paste.
    3. 3
      Heat the bacon drippings in a medium sauce pan. Add chopped onions and garlic paste. Cook and stir until onions are translucent.
    4. 4
      Puree the two cans of Rotel Mexican Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro.
    5. 5
      Add pureed Rotel, chicken broth, chili powder and cumin. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in instant rice and sliced onions.
    6. 6
      Cover and let stand over very low heat 15 to 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2014

      Fantastic recipe! HUGE compliments from everyone in my family! I used 3-10 oz cans of Ro-Tel tomatoes and vegetable oil instead of bacon grease and it was outstanding! I thought 2 small onions seemed like it would be too much so I only used 1 1/2, but in the future I will use the full amount. I'm going to try adding chicken, shrimp and/or andouille the next time to make it a main dish. Simple and Delicious!!

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    • on July 11, 2012


      This is a great reciepe! Chef Howe is a Master Chef...The flavors are outstanding!!! I followed the whole reciepe and my family just loved it. I used two 10 oz cans of hot Rotel and added jalepenos. Thank you for this reciepe!

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    • on September 30, 2007


      This is one of the first recipes I've tried from the site, the instructions were straightforward, and the results turned out wonderfully well. I made it as an accompaniment for barbecue ribs and the man of the house went back for thirds. I used regular long grain rice and cooked the whole lot together in the microwave after cooking the onion mix. Superb!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Mexican Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (112 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 99.6
    Calories from Fat 18
    Total Fat 2.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 1.5 mg
    Sodium 386.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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