Tex-Mex Mexican Rice recipe from Gigi

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

Recipe from Gigi's posting in Request a Recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (not instant rice)
  • 2 12 cups water


  1. Heat oil in frying pan.
  2. Add onion, garlic and rice; fry about 3 minutes or until rice is golden, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add salt, chili powder, and water.
  4. Stir and cover tightly.
  5. Bring to boiling and simmer 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let rice cool completely; stir and reheat to separate grains.
  7. Add more chili powder if needed to suit personal taste.


Most Helpful

We expanded this for a youth banquet-110; added frozen peas/carrots.Great!

eddiestorment July 26, 2006

I have made this side dish for my family several times since I found the recipe. I do add more chili powder than what is stated (about 3 teaspons). Gives much more flavor!!

matlack August 10, 2003

Very delicious side dish!! I added a can of diced tomatoes to give it a little more "zing" and it was awesome!!

Vicki in NC August 05, 2003

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