Mexican Rice Recipe
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Authentic Mexican rice recipe to make at home easily, everyone will think you got it from a Mexican restaurant.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6 servings
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Knorr Tomato Bouillon
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 3 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • *options
  • 2 tablespoon canned diced green chilis
  • sliced jalapeno
  • green onions
  • cilantro
  • corn
  • diced carrots
  1. In a large frying pan ( you will need a lid to fit this pan or use foil to tightly cover the frying pan)
  2. Heat the skillet over medium-high to high heat, add oil and rice and stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Rice should be golden in color.
  4. Add diced onion and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add 3 cups water or chicken stock plus 8 oz tomato sauce ( or 4 cups water if not using tomato sauce)
  6. Stir in tomato bouillon.
  7. Cover with a lid, cook on high temperature until it comes to a boil. Then immediately turn temperature to low for 30 minutes or until rice is tender.
  8. Uncover, then add additional optional items like diced green chilis, jalapeno, green onions, cilantro, Alternatively you can add these items in before cooking as well.
  9. If you want corn and carrots in the dish, dice the carrots small and add them before covering them with a lid.
To make this a complete meal,
Add in 1-2 cups cooked chicken, I can drained and rinsed black beans.
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