Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Better than the Box Mexican Rice

This Mexican rice is easy to make and only takes about 25 minutes. It is better than any Mexican rice from the box we have ever tried and goes with tacos, burritos, enchiladas and even plain. Take the extra few minutes to make it from scratch and you will not be disappointed.

We have multiplied this recipe in many different combinations and it has always worked so feel free to play around with the amount if you are having company for dinner.

2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked rice
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup plain tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth


Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium. Add the rice and stir often until it is golden. During this time season with salt and garlic.

Add the onions and cook until beginning to get glassy.

Stir in tomato sauce and chicken broth, bring to a boil and then reduce to low. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.



  1. Good, but instead of Tomato sauce we use Salsa. I like to mix 1/2 Mild and 1/2 Medium since my husband doesn't like things too spicy.

  2. Love this idea! Proper salsa is hard to find in Germany but we will have to try it when we are visiting the US this winter.