Easy Authentic Mexican Rice with Tomato

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This is the tastiest Mexican rice. My grandmother taught me how to make this very simple dish and it goes well with almost anything. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, or fresh tomato into the rice before simmering for extra flavor and color.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped sweet onion

  • ½ cup sliced potato

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 (6.5 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 ½ teaspoons chicken bouillon granules, or to taste

Directions

  1. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and potato in hot oil until lightly cooked, about 2 minutes. Stir rice into onion and potato until rice is golden, 2 to 4 minutes.

  2. Pour water, tomato sauce, and chicken bouillon into vegetable and rice mixture; stir and bring to a rolling boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
7g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.