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Mexican Flavored Rice

Easy mexican rice recipe

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Mexican rice has a subtle flavor that goes well with Salsa and refried beans. I have taken care to not overwhelm the dish with too many spices and end up tasting like everything else on the plate.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1-2 Clove Garlic (crushed)
    • 1 Onion (diced)
    • 1 Can Tomato Puree
    • ½ cup Vegetable or Olive Oil
    • Long Grain White Jasmine Rice
    • 2 cups of Vegetable broth


    1. Soak rice for over an hour and drain completely
    2. In a saucepan heat 4 tbsp of Oil and toast rice till it start changing its color from white.
    3. Add crushed garlic, onion and saute for couple of minutes.
    4. In a blender, add a can of tomato puree, 1 tsp Salt, 2 cups of vegetable broth. Blend well.
    5. Pour liquid from blender carefully, your oil is hot. Bring to a boil, cover, simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or till liquid is absorbed.
    6. Let set for a few minutes before serving.

    You can add diced carrots or peas for color. If non-vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth with chicken broth.

    Serving Suggestion: Melt some mozzarella and cheddar chese on top of refried beans on the same plate.


    afshan ahamed

    plz clarify hw much quantity of rice...1 or 2 cups


    plz clarify what will be vegetable broth

    Rajiv Anand

    Rajiv Anand

    Here you are not really frying the raw rice but just ensuring that it changes color by heat. Toasting means stirring continuously to make sure that each grain of rice gets sufficient heat to change its starch releasing properties.


    what u mean by toast the rice