This super easy and yummy authentic Mexican rice recipe is the perfect side dish to all of your favorite Mexican dishes!
Rice is probably one of my favorite side dishes.
It’s yummy and filling.
I often find myself making rice multiple times a week.
It is probably the most important staple ingredient in my house.
However it took me so long to learn how to make rice!
I know that sounds insane.
Rice is one of the easiest things to make right?
Well years ago when I was still learning to cook I didn’t understand that rice isn’t meant to be fussed with too much.
I would constantly lift the lid to stir and see how it was cooking and that’s a big no no.
I always ended up with a big fluffy mess with lots of hard crunchy pieces.
It was barely edible.
Finally I realized what I was doing wrong.
Now I make the best rice!
At least we think so 🙂
Many times all I want to eat is a big bowl of this delicious rice.
Good rice is so easy to make so if I were you I wouldn’t even waste my money buying the restaurant stuff.
I actually made this the other week for some friends and they all loved it!
I love cooking for my family and friends and it feels so good when they like what I make.
What to serve with Mexican rice?
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Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe
- 1 cup rice
- 8.5 oz can of sweet peas drained
- 1 carrot chopped into small pieces
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1/4 piece of white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons Knorr chicken bouillon
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 3/4 cup water
Blend the tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt and water in a blender until well blended. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat when hot add the rice.
Fry until rice is golden brown.
Add the blended tomato sauce, peas, carrots, and chicken bouillon to the pot and stir once.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 25 min.
Remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork.