My Mom's Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe is made with simple ingredients like chopped tomatoes, onions and garlic and is the perfect side dish for any meal.
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Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

My Mom's Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe is made with simple ingredients like chopped tomatoes, onions and garlic and is the perfect side dish for any meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1/2 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 4 cloves, minced)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add in the rinsed rice and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice begins to brown very slightly. At this point, some grains of rice may even pop. That's okay. This step adds some nuttiness and more depth of flavor to the rice.
  • Add in the diced tomatoes, onions and minced garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds.
  • Add in the water, tomato paste and a generous pinch of salt. Stir together to mix until the tomato paste has fully dissolved.
  • Bring the rice to a boil, lower the heat to simmer and cover. Let cook for 20 minutes, or until all the water has evaporated from the skillet and the rice is fully cooked through.

Notes


Nutrition Facts
Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th of recipe)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8th of recipe | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg