Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mexican Rice

A nice Mexican rice recipe that's not too overpowering.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1/2 tsp cumin
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion, rice, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir often for 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, chicken broth, and half of the cilantro; stir until well combined. Turn the heat up to high until it boils. Reduce to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat (WITHOUT REMOVING THE LID) and let the rice sit, covered, for 5 minutes.
Add the remaining cilantro and fluff with a fork. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe  by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Favorite Family Recipes

2 comments:

Elaine said...

I've made this twice in the last week for my family because it's been so well-received! I didn't have any tomato sauce on hand, so I used some pasta sauce from a jar that needed to be used up and it worked well. I'm throwing away my stand-by Mexican rice recipe that was just so-so and replacing it with this one! Thank you.

Cynthia Matzat said...

Glad you like it, Elaine! :)

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