Tex-Mex Mexican Rice recipe from Gigi

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Andy Wold

Recipe from Gigi's posting in Request a Recipe.

Top Review by eddiestorment

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

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.

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