Classic Mexican Rice Recipe

A fun and easy rice flavoring." The meal is similar to Spanish rice but not the same. Spanish rice is yellow due to saffron, whereas Mexican rice is crimson due to cumin, according to Amigo Foods. 


– 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 large yellow onion, diced – 4 cloves garlic, minced – 1 tablespoon tomato purée – 2 ½ cups chicken stock – 1 14.5-ounce can chopped tomatoe – 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice – ½ teaspoon cumin – ½ teaspoon chili powder – salt and pepper, to taste – ¼ cup cilantro, chopped



Heat olive oil in a pan on medium. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes to soften.Cook garlic for 1 minute with onion in pan.

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Add tomato purée, chicken stock, tomatoes, rice, cumin, chili powder, and salt & pepper to taste.Begin by boiling the rice mixture, then decrease heat to simmer. 

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Cook rice uncovered for 15–20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.Mix cilantro into Mexican rice and serve.

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