2 Tbsp. Olive oil 1.5 c. white rice 1 c. tomato sauce 2 c. water 3 chicken bouillon cubes, crushed onion powder to taste
In a large saucepan brown rice in olive oil. While rice browns, mix together tomato sauce, water, chicken bouillon, and a couple sprinkles of onion powder. Add to browned rice. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 25 min.
I add 1/2 c chopped onion and 2 cloves chopped garlic to this recipe (cooking in the oil for about 3 minutes before I put the rice in to brown) and omit the onion powder. Then I procceed with the recipe as is. This is delicious and comes out like restaurant Mexican rice every time. Love it!
I made this for lunch yesterday with the Southwestern Pork Tenderloin that was on my meal planner. The BF liked it so much he had seconds, and that never happens when I cook. :) I did add a lot of onion powder because I felt that the tomato was too overwhelming of a taste.
I've been looking for an easy Mexican rice recipe forever! Thank you for posting this easy to follow easy to make recipes. I added garlic powder and cumin. Tastes a lot like the restaurant stuff.
Changes made were : - used vegetable broth instead of water and bouillon -added diced green peppers & jalapenos when frying rice - used 1/2 tomato paste and 1/2 Sofrito In place of tomato sauce.