Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simple Mexican Rice

I was in a pinch the other day. I was making a meal for a mom in our church Titus group who just had her second child. I decided to make my burrito recipe and thought I had some Mexican rice to go with it. Turns out I didn't have the rice so I surfed the internet a little bit until I came up with a few recipes I liked. I merged a few recipes and came up with this.

1 cup white rice
1 can tomato sauce
1 onion, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 can tomato sauce
2 T vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin

  • Heat oil in large saucepan and add rice. Cook for 5 minutes or so until rice is a bit golden.
  • Stir in tomato sauce,onion, garlic salt and cumin. (I really improvised here because I didn't have tomato sauce. I only had tomato paste. So I took 3/4 of a can of tomato paste mixing it into the chicken stock before I added it to the rice.)
  • Once it boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.


  1. Is it yummy? I can't wait to try it! Always looking for a tasty Mexican rice dish

  2. I love Mexican and Spanish rice. Truly, I think the simple flavors are the best. This sounds great!!

  3. Melissa- I have to confess I made this on the fly for a mom with a new baby & didn't get to try it. I HOPE it's yummy though!

    I am trying to catch up on blog visitors and your site blew me away! I just LIKED you on FB. I can't wait until I can spend some more browsing time there. It looks so great my mouth is watering! The burger with fixins inside sounds good for a start.


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