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The Best Mexican Rice Recipe

The best (and easiest) 30 minute 6 ingredient stovetop Mexican rice recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rest Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 216kcal

Equipment

  • nonstick pan with a lid

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (or up to 1 cup)
  • 1.25 cup water

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat and add onions. Fry until onions are just translucent, about 3 minutes
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  • Add the rice, garlic, and cumin. Continue frying until rice is golden brown and nutty, about 2-3 minutes
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  • Add tomato sauce and oregano. Stir until rice is evenly coated with tomato sauce.
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  • Add water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
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  • When the water has reached a boil, immediately cover with a lid and reduce heat to the lowest setting. Set a timer for 20 minutes and don't disturb or peek under the lid for any reason.
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  • When the 20 minutes are up, remove from heat, continuing not to touch the lid, and let steam for another 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, fluff and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 0.01mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 2g