Mexican Tomato-Flavored Rice


This recipe makes nice fluffy rice every time with great taste. It was given to me by my grandmother!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup long-grain rice

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 ½ tablespoons tomato-flavored bouillon powder (such as Knorr®)

  • 2 dashes onion powder

  • 2 dashes garlic powder


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Fry rice in hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stream water into the saucepan while stirring the rice; season with tomato powder, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook at a boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the saucepan, and cook until the moisture is mostly absorbed by the rice, about 15 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let sit covered to let last moisture be absorbed into rice, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
7g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 116mg 2%

* 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.

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