This Mexican Rice Recipe
Is Amazingly Good

This is the first Mexican rice recipe I’ve made that didn’t turn out all mushy and flat tasting.

gluten free
wheat free
casein free
nut free
sugar free
egg free

The rice grains stay separate due to the cooking method, and the flavor is outstanding.

It’s relatively simple in terms of spices, because I like a basic Mexican rice that is a contrast to the other spicy dishes, a chance to take a break and cleanse my palate before moving on to the next bite.

The Best Mexican Rice Recipe
The Best Mexican Rice Recipe
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I made this for my friend Ian’s Fajita Birthday Party, and everyone raved about it. I used fresh, homemade chicken stock. For sautéing I used the fat we separated off the top.

But it’s still very good with canned chicken stock, or vegetable stock if you prefer a vegetarian/vegan version. You can also just use butter or oil: the recipe, and whoever eats it, won’t suffer a bit.

This is a pretty big batch.* It was plenty to serve 15 people with all the other food at the party. It probably could have stretched to 20 if the birthday boy hadn’t liked it so much...

If you try the recipe, please share your thoughts below.

Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

  • 3 C long grained white rice
  • 3/8 C chicken fat, butter, or oil

  • ¾ C chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3t salt
  • 5 C chicken broth, homemade if possible
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes w/ green chilis
    or any fresh or canned diced tomatoes

  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Sauté the rice in the oil just until it begins to brown.

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes clear, then the garlic for a minute or so.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. (It helps if you heat the stock while you’re sautéing.)

Turn the heat low and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

Fluff with fork, then garnish with cilantro.

*I’m working on amounts for a smaller batch, and will post them eventually...

Ingredient Tip:

The fire roasted tomatoes with green chilis are available from Trader Joe’s. But check around, if you don’t have a TJ’s you can probably get them somewhere else, and if not the recipe works fine with regular diced tomatoes.

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