Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

My mom's recipe - the perfect compliment to a mexican dinner. It has a lot of flavor and is pretty simple to put together. When I make it at home I cut back on the onion. I don't make any other changes, but I think it would be great with some additions like black beans, corn, or chiles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. SImmer stock. Cover and set aside.
  2. Heat oil, adding onion and tomato. Cook over medium heat until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in salt, cumin, tomato paste and cook 1 minute. Gradually add warm stock, stirring to blend.
  4. Bring to a boil, adding rice, then lower heat and cover, and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30-40 minutes.
  5. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was really good. Quick and easy also. Don't think I changed anything but maybe added a little more salt and cumin, personal taste prefernce.

RepoGuysWife May 18, 2009

great for when the in laws come looks hard to make but only took a short time

donewithKD September 01, 2008

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