Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mexican Rice Recipe

Mexican rice topped with cheese and chicken 


Mexican Rice

2 T vegetable oil (I use olive oil)
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 cup uncooked short grain white rice
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent. Stir in chili powder and cumin, and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the rice, chicken broth, and tomato paste, and bring to a boil. Transfer to a 1 quart casserole dish and cover with aluminum foil or a lid. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender. Let rest for 3-5 mins. before serving.   

This rice is delicious, and can be served in  many different ways. Lately I have been having it with a small amount of  tri tip roast, chopped into small cubes. The spices and chicken broth in the rice make it flavorful and exciting. It's a wonderful basic to have in the refrigerator. I was not a fan of white rice as a child, but am very enthusiastic about it now. Rice is inexpensive, especially if you buy it in bulk. It has become one of my staples. It's also delicious with vegetables or a salad. I hope you enjoy it.

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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe, Stephenie.
    I'm going to save this and try soon.

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    1. My pleasure, Nil. I hope you enjoy it. It's one of my favorites.

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  2. You had me at 'Mexican'...I love Tex-Mex flavours and this rice dish will be very versatile, thank youxx

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    1. Hi Sue, You are very welcome. I think you will enjoy the spices in this dish.

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  3. That sounds really tasty. I will give it a try when I get back....I am going away for a few days

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  4. I adore rice dishes, Stephenie. This sounds delicious and I am going to try it soon. I always have rices in my pantry to cook with. A great staple! Meg🙂

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    1. Hi Meg, I agree. I keep a huge bag of rice in my freezer. I hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Sounds lovely Stephenie,
    I shall be making this I have just printed out the recipe, rice is cheap isn't it, and so versatile.
    Thankyou for sharing.
    Marlene x

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    1. Hi Marlene, Yes, it is cheap and versatile. It's also easy to find in bulk, and on sale.

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  6. This sounds delicious and easy too!

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    1. Hi Laurie, It really is. (especially if you have some chicken stock already made.)

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  7. It sounds yummy and I will be making it soon. Tomato paste is wonderful stuff. It seems to add such a richness to dishes. I always cook my brown rice in the oven-so easy and it never fails.

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    1. I agree, Anita. Tomato paste is easy to make, too. I have never tried cooking brown rice in the oven. Thanks for the idea.

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  8. Love Mexican food. I will be trying this.

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    1. Good for you, Tania. I've made it twice this week already. I just love it. I hope you do, too.

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  9. Simple and looks delicious! I'll jot that down! Thanks, Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, It sure is. I'm glad you are going to use the recipe. It's delicious.

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