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Mexican Rice

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  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion (small, diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon cumin (You can use less if you prefer, I just like the flavor.)
  • salt (to taste)
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    Calories140Calories from Fat50
    Total Fat6g9%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat50
    Total Carbohydrate18g6%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Mike D. 2 months ago
    delicious! the only extra thing I added was homemade sofrito.
    Queen Brit 3 months ago
    Unfortunately I did not have lime…which is a must otherwise it is kind of bland.
    Jamie 3 months ago
    Everyone said, “Delicious!” Great recipe
    Georgiana & Alex 3 months ago
    Turned out fantastically. I rinsed the rice and browned it in some olive oil before I cooked, and I had to add some sugar at the end because my aromatics turned out too acidic. Would definitely make this one again.
    Tami 4 months ago
    Family loved the flavor of this rice recipe!!! Super easy to make
    Gabriel B. 4 months ago
    Turned out better than any Mexican restaurant rice I have ever had - and I live in Joliet, IL which is home to a huge Latino population. I did add a bit more tomato paste than recommended but I think it added to the overall brightness of the dish.
    Amanda Kipman 5 months ago
    My whole family loves this recipe.
    Katie L. 7 months ago
    Best recipe ive come across!
    Sheila 7 months ago
    Love this. It is so delicious. I have tried other recipes and this by far is the best. The lime juice makes a world of difference
    Chef kathy 7 months ago
    This is the second time I’ve made this, and I’ve made one change to the procedure: toast the rice in the melted butter til golden, THEN add the chicken broth. This makes the rice less sticky when finished. Excellent flavor!
    Kendra Barnes 8 months ago
    Light, fluffy, and packed with flavor. A great side for tamales.
    Madeline Kramer 8 months ago
    delicious, tastes fine without cilantro
    A 9 months ago
    It was great!! I would totally make it again!
    Lucas Silva 9 months ago
    Amazing. I added a cube of consumate tomato concentrate along with the tomato paste. It’s labor intensive but fantastic end result.
    Sea Ravelle 9 months ago
    Excellent. I didn’t add the Cilantro because I can’t stand the smell but it was amazing. I made it twice even.
    Liviu Lupascu 10 months ago
    Great option each time
    Alyx F. a year ago
    This turned out great! I made my rice in a rice cooker, so I didn't have any issues with the rice being too gloopy. The texture was perfect, with each grain distinct. I'm already thinking of more spices to add on my next batch - maybe some smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, bay leaf? Definitely added cayenne pepper because I like it spicy. All in all, it's a good starting point for Mexican rice, and I'm excited to figure out what to add to make it more customized.
    Angela Schlender a year ago
    ok, not great. very wet and tasted like it was missing something
    Sharon Anne a year ago
    Hmmm, this was bad! Too much cumin (and I like cumin!) and just too wet, more of a risotto. There’s better recipes out there. I had to make a whole new batch of rice and scoop in the old mush. Thankfully that saved it..
    Ian H. a year ago
    i would make it again went brilliantly on our burritos
    Miranda a year ago
    This was a hit! I added pepper,garlic and onion power as well... my two teenage nephews ate the whole pot and asked for more...Will make again
    Kerry H. 2 years ago
    very nice, soaked some prawns in margarita, garlic and chilli for an hour and added to the rice mix. worth doing again
    Caitlin Allegrezza 2 years ago
    Turned out pretty good, my husband says it’s perfect I still think it’s missing something
    Angelique Cerino 2 years ago
    Delicious... i did some changes... Because I did not have all the ingredients ... no chicken broth no tomato paste no minced garlic.. used chicken bouillon with tomato and garlic powder... still was extremely delicious
    Gabrielle G. 2 years ago
    Turn exactly like the picture and taste very good !
    Claire 3 years ago
    This was delicious !!! Even better the next day !
    Jeanette Silvas 3 years ago
    I was very skeptical of cooking the flavoring separately but it came out perfectly. Loved it and will make again.
    paul 3 years ago
    a bit more tomato paste than i like...will make again with less tomato paste
    Brandon Bishop 4 years ago
    Turned our great! Used brown rice and it was super tasty.
    Sup, Rae? 4 years ago
    It turned out pretty well! I adjusted the cumin and lime juice to taste, but otherwise followed the recipe. It's my first time making this dish, though, so I don't have much to compare it to. My boyfriend was into it!