I love Mexican rice. I've tried making it several times over the years, but it never quite tasted right.

I gave it another go this weekend and I'm so happy with the results. Turns out I was over-complicating it. :D Mexican rice doesn't need a ton of ingredients - but there are two important things that give it that signature taste!

Step 1: ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes and their juice
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (try my recipe!)
  • 1/4 of a white onion, diced
  • 1/2 of a carrot, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
As far as I'm concerned, chicken stock is essential to getting the taste right. :)

Feel free to add a pinch of turmeric if you want it to be crazy orange. :D You can also add frozen corn and peas in when you add the stock.
I am mexican and love the fact ur promotig a mexican dish!! I just wanna suggest to use fresh tomatoes and use a blender to make it into a sauge with a little bit of oregano. This will give it a fresh flavor. The procedure is the same, jut pour the sause to the pan when the rice is cooked!
<p>oh il try your idea :)</p>
can we use other rice?
Sure! As long as you know how much water it'll need to cook up properly. :)
I'm Mexican and have been eating rice like this for over 40 years. <br>
Not at all how Mexicans do there rice.!!! (Mexican)
Hey, congrats, it looks sooo delicious! <br>Thanks for that so amazing and simple recipe! :) <br> <br>
Made this today.. but with chicken ;)
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I use your taco seasoning &quot;recipe&quot; all the time but sometimes change the amounts. This dish looks super yummy although I'm not sure what frozen or even unfrozen cord would add to the dish, fiber maybe?
Haha! Definitely lots of extra fiber. ;) <br /> <br />Thanks for catching that!
Of course its Mexican! It has taco seasoning!! ;) Whatever it is, it look great.
Sooo good! Thank You!
Yup, that looks like it'll be real tasty!
Not Mexican at all. It looks good but definitely not Mexican. :)
Not mexican. Well at list I never saw it where i come from.
This looks delicious!
looks good :)

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