Authentic Mexican Old School Rice

Authentic Mexican Rice. I used a can of Rotel tomatoes with juice instead of the canned tomatoes and tomato paste. I love it that way because I don’t like a “saucy” rice. Once everything is boiling, cover and take off the heat and let it set for 20 min-that’s it!

Make the rest of your meal while the rice is absorbing the wonderful flavors. Easy!

Authentic Mexican Old School Rice

Authentic Mexican Old School Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 c long grain rice
  • 1 small bell pepper, any color (i used red)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 c chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c canned tomatoes with some juice
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-large saucepan over medium high heat, toast rice in oil, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes, or just until starting to turn brown.
  2. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir and then add tomatoes, tomato paste and broth. (In the photo I omitted the paste and used a whole can of Ro-tel tomatoes with liquid instead-it's really, really good!). Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook, stirring 3-4 minutes. Cover and remove from heat. Do NOT open the LID! This is crucial! If it's removed, it will ruin the entire thing. In 20 minutes it's ready to eat - just fluff with a fork and eat. The best ever!
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