Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 160.6
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,123.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    Vegetable Oil, 2 tbsp
    Onions, raw, .25 cup, chopped
    rice, 1 cup dry
    Salt, 2 tsp (eyeball it)
    Cumin seed, 2 tsp (eyeball it)
    Tomato Sauce, .5 cup
    Chicken Broth, 1.5 cup


Mexican style rice is easy to mess up! Make sure to use exact ingredient amounts and follow the times strictly and you will have fluffy restaurant worthy rice.


Rinse your rice first and let it dry. (you can skip this step but the rice wont be as fluffy)

Put a pot over medium high heat. Saute onions in hot oil until just golden. Add rice and toast rice for a couple of minutes. All grains should be turning white some will be browned. stir in your salt and cumin. Add in the broth and tomato sauce, give it a stir. Bring the pot to boiling. Immediately turn down the heat to the lowest setting, cover and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat and let sit covered for 5 more minutes. Fluff the rice, if you like a little more seasoning, add some salt/cumin to taste.

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings of 1/2 cup each

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLEEPAWAYCAMPR.

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