I've tried a lot of variations on baked rice, and wanted to try it with Mexican flavors. It's so easy to let the rice bake away while you take care of other things, or prep the rest of the meal. Garnish with additional green onions if you like.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place rice in a 9-inch square baking dish. Drizzle in canola oil; stir to coat rice completely. Stir in green pepper, onion, and green onions. Season with sazon seasoning, cumin, garlic powder, coriander, and salt.

  • Combine water and tomato sauce in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat until simmering, about 2 minutes. Pour over the rice and stir briefly. Cover the baking dish tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in cilantro and squeeze lime juice over the top.

Cook's Note:

I served this with chipotle-spiced pork, so didn't add any spice to the rice. Feel free to add chopped serrano peppers or 1 to 2 teaspoons of chile powder or flakes.

Nutrition Facts

238.3 calories; 4.8 g protein; 42.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 389.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
So delicious. My son who loves Mexican food said it’s better than any restaurant rice he’s ever had. Definitely will make often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
Very good. I will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
So delicious. My son who loves Mexican food said it’s better than any restaurant rice he’s ever had. Definitely will make often! Read More