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Mexican Rice in a serving bowl with a side of chips and salsa.
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Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Our Restaurant Style Mexican Rice rivals anything you can get in a restaurant. It has the perfect consistency and just the right amount of seasoning.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword Mexican Rice, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 183kcal
Author Emily Walker

Equipment

  • Stove Top
  • Large Sauce Pan

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the rice and gently stir until rice begins to lightly brown. Add the garlic, salt, and cumin and stir the rice til it looks golden.
    White rice being browned in a pot to make Mexican rice
  • Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth and turn the heat up to medium high. Bring the mix to a boil then turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. 
    Mexican Rice bing cooked in a pot with a lid
  • Remove from heat and fluff with a fork, then stir in chopped cilantro.
    Mexican rice in a pot after being seasoned with spices and cilantro

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Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg