Rating: 3.53 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

171 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 23.5g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 240.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2020
I made this for Cinco de Mayo and it was a hit! The potato gives it a nice flavor and texture. Had the leftovers for lunch and it reheated well!, Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2012
I made this for Cinco De Mayo. I was a little uncertain with the potato in it but it came out well. I made this in my new rice cooker...so easy! I would suggest adding some spice to it as it was a little bland. With some doctoring this could be my new Mexican Rice recipe. I am going to try substituting salsa for the tomato sauce next time and see if that helps. Read More
(19)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
05/28/2012
I made this for Cinco De Mayo. I was a little uncertain with the potato in it but it came out well. I made this in my new rice cooker...so easy! I would suggest adding some spice to it as it was a little bland. With some doctoring this could be my new Mexican Rice recipe. I am going to try substituting salsa for the tomato sauce next time and see if that helps. Read More
(19)
Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2013
Flavor was good but texture was not Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
05/25/2013
We just didn't care for it sorry. It's got about twice the amount of tomato sauce needed; it simply overpowers the rice making it taste more like the boxed Spanish rice Mom used to make when I was a kid. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2016
Simple and easy recipe that gives you the flexibility to make it your own. I added salt pepper garlic powder and onion powder. It came out great! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2020
I followed the directions to the letter,I just tweaked it a bit I added frozen cilantro about 1 Tablespoon!and fried bacon ,it sounds crazy,but it's remarkable,3 stripes.trust me it's good Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2018
Went well with the quick & easy mexican chicken recipe on this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2018
I made this and it is delicious. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2013
Bland very bland. All you could taste was the potato. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2015
Mom makes this and I was simply trying to find a recipe using all the ingredients I remember her using so thanks. While it's not as tasty as other fancier Mexican rice recipes on this site it's tasty easy and with ingredients that are almost always on hand. It's an authentic working mom recipe a staple.;) Read More