Mexican Fried Rice Recipe


Mexican Fried Rice

When I go to a Chinese food restaurant, I look forward to ordering fried rice. I even like to order extra so I have plenty left over. I really like to eat it for breakfast the next day. Is that wrong? I really don’t want to share the leftovers with anyone. I write my name on the carton. Hide it in the paper bag in the refrigerator, behind some containers.  I keep my fingers crossed that no one will ask if there are any leftovers too. Chances are slim, we are talking about breakfast time. I think they won’t jump out of bed like me and want Fried Rice, but you never know. I heat it and eat it right out of the container, no need to dirty a bowl. (It will only give them more of a chance to notice what I’m doing once they smell the goodness).

Which brings me to this Mexican version of Fried Rice I made. Oh this is so delicious, and not fried in a ton of oil, so I don’t feel guilty eating it at all. Not even for breakfast. The other day a friend called and was asking me all about the Mexican food places near us. Where do I buy my Carne Asada to cook at home?  Where do I buy Tamales?  Where do I go out to eat Mexican food. Which of course after this in depth conversation had me wanting Mexican Food. I didn’t really want to leave the house to pick up any, so I decided to whip up a quick Mexican Fried Rice and call it dinner.

Mexican Fried Rice Printable Recipe

In a large frying pan ( you will need a lid to fit this pan)

Place 2 Cups long grain white rice

2 Tablespoons oil

Cook on medium heat stirring rice until it starts to turn golden about 3-4 minutes.

Add 3 cups chicken stock

1 Tablespoon Knorr Tomato Bouillon

1 large onion diced

1 8oz. can unsalted tomato sauce

Cover with lid, cook on high temperature until it comes to a boil. Turn temperature to low for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.

Uncover, then add

1 can drained black beans

3 cooked and diced chicken breasts ( I cut 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces then cook them in a heated frying pan while the rice is cooking)

The rice is so hot, that the black beans heat up very quickly. By the time I stir everything together, cover it for a minute until everyone sits down, it’s done.

I wish I had fresh cilantro. I just ran out of it the day before. Why does that always happen.

The next morning when I was eating a bowl of this, I sprinkled on some dry cilantro, it was fine but you know…not the same as fresh.

I did have a jalapeño, so I thinly sliced it and topped off the bowls with it. It added a little kick!

Would you eat this for breakfast?

You already know my answer.

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    I try to hide leftovers from my boyfriend so that I have something to bring to work for lunch the next day. It doesn’t work very well most of the time either!

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    haniela says

    oh, my, this sounds so delicious. I could add my frozen broccoli to this too. Yum I’m hungry now.

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    I’ve been looking for a recipe just like this and have finally found a great one here! This mexican rice looks so delicious and perfect for a side dish. Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to have found your beautiful blog and am going to explore more of your recipes! :) – Georgia

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    Paula says

    I love making chicken fried rice and chicken balls (although I don’t make the chicken balls from scratch) but it is one of my favourite *quick* dinners. This Mexican variation is very nice.

    P.S. It took me years to even try a chicken ball only because I was truly ignorant and thought that they really were a chicken’s _ _ _ _ _. Imagine my delight when I first had one and discovered otherwise. You can laugh but don’t judge, I led a very sheltered life. LOL

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      Diane says

      you crack me up Paula!
      So if yo don’t make chicken balls do you buy them? I have no idea what they are. Are they like chicken “meatballs”?

    • 15

      Diane says

      Yeah, they may not know what good bread is here, but every Mexican ingredient is at my fingertips! Did I ask you already, are you going to BlogHerFood?

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    Yum! I am always looking for side dishes for my Mexican main dishes. I am never crazy about store-bought Mexican or Spanish rice. This sounds great. Not a big fan of morning fried rice though…lol

    • 19

      Diane says

      Yeah, I get it not everyone is nutty like me :) Oh and this is WAY better than anything you can purchase.

    • 21

      Diane says

      I will be making this rice over and over. Huge hit and made a large amount, great for snacking!


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