Guys you just have to try this recipe out. It’s legit. In fact it’s too legit. It’s too legit to quit. Ok, enough Hot Rod ramblings, I was so excited when I made this for the first time because I have never quite been able to get that authentic tasting Mexican rice from homemade recipes. This is my go to staple for any Mexican dishes that I make.
A huge plus to this is that my kids will actually eat it! *gasp* I can’t cook anything for them. I can only get them to eat some nights by threatening their very lives (which has proven effective if you needed some parenting advice) but they ask for this rice and they devour it when I give them a bowl. I will cook anything they like multiple times a day if that’s what it takes for them to eat willingly. Lemme tell ya, forcing belligerent stubborn kids to eat something under threat of death is exhausting and time consuming.
I found this recipe over on Favorite Family Recipes. They really nailed this recipe!
Legit Mexican Rice
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 14 oz can chicken broth
- 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and gently stir until rice begins to lightly brown.
Add the garlic, salt, and cumin and stir until the rice is golden brown.
Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil. After it is boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Top with the cilantro.
Let it sit for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork. Enjoy!