This recipe has been told to me by my girlfriends MIL from Mexico. I had to measure the ingredients. Never before have they been measured, always a 'handful of this and equal parts of this' until it looked right. I hope you enjoy it. It has become a family favorite in our home. I am always asked to make it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 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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  • Place a pot over medium-heat heat; add oil and heat until oil shimmers slightly. Pour rice into the hot oil, stirring constantly, until rice is golden to dark brown, about 5 minutes.

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  • Mix water, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and bouillon into rice. Bring to a boil. Turn off heat and cover pot tightly with a lid. Leave pot covered on hot burner until rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings as needed.

Cook's Note:

Go easy on the bouillon, start at 1 tablespoon and work from there. You can always sprinkle it over at the end!

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 3.7g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 18mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2013
All the flavors and measurements are perfect the method did not work for me. I would suggest frying the rice in the oil, add everything else and bring it to a boil. Cover and turn to the lowest setting for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat, fluff the rice with a fork, recover and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2014
I agree with all of the suggested recipe changes. I'm gonna use chopped onion bell pepper and minced garlic while browning the rice and replace the tomatoes for a can of Rotel. The Cilantro is an absolute must have for this recipe! Then I'm gonna use the cooking suggestions in the other reviews. I'm gonna accompany it with Black Beans flavored with onion and Andouille sausage and some beef and cheese Quesadillas with homemade salsa. Should be a great supper! Read More
(5)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2013
All the flavors and measurements are perfect the method did not work for me. I would suggest frying the rice in the oil, add everything else and bring it to a boil. Cover and turn to the lowest setting for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn off the heat, fluff the rice with a fork, recover and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Read More
(25)
Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2014
I agree with all of the suggested recipe changes. I'm gonna use chopped onion bell pepper and minced garlic while browning the rice and replace the tomatoes for a can of Rotel. The Cilantro is an absolute must have for this recipe! Then I'm gonna use the cooking suggestions in the other reviews. I'm gonna accompany it with Black Beans flavored with onion and Andouille sausage and some beef and cheese Quesadillas with homemade salsa. Should be a great supper! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2013
I used all the ingredients stated then added a bit of chopped green pepper and a dash of garlic. Let the mixture come to a boil covered and turned off. I liked the flavor! And will make again thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2014
This recipe is awesome. I also used about 1/2 tsp of minced garlic when I browned the rice. I used a can of rotel instead of chopping veggies. Turned out good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2014
On my gas stove it doesn't work at all. I went ahead and cooked the rice again like you normally cool rice and it was fine. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2015
Delicious.....only thing I did was add some cumin (a tablespoon) and that topped off this recipe nicely. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2017
I cooked it along side a burrito and guacamole and a salad it was fantastic thank you for the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2020
Best Spanish rice we’ve had. Halved the recipe and added 1/2 T cumin and 2 cloves garlic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2018
Made this dish according to recipe and it was absolutely delicious and is certain to be a favorite in our home. Read More