Jan 22 10
by cara
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Mexican Rice

The Picky Apple LOVES rice, but is rather particular about how it is prepared.  He especially loves the rice served at Mexican restaurants.  I’ve tried several times to recreate rice like that at home, but with less than stellar results.  I think I’ve finally figured out how to do this at home!!  I served with Homemade Tortillas and Chicken Soft Taco Filling.

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

recipe by Cara


  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat butter in skillet over medium high heat.  Add chopped onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, until onion is tender.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.  Add rice to pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until turning golden brown, stirring constantly.  Add Rotel, chicken broth, cumin, and salt.  Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat, simmering for 15 minutes or until rice is done.  You can add more chicken broth as it cooks, if needed, but we like ours on the dry side!

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  1. oh yummy i am going to have to make this!

  2. Alice permalink

    I have not been to your website in some time (not sure why) as always you inspire me again. I can’t wait to try the Mexican rice. I’m also going to try the roasted chicken.

  3. this rice looks so good!

    also, I see that you’re reading the power of a praying wife. I just finished that book and LOVED it. now i need to go back through it again.

    now i’m headed to check out your chicken soft taco filling recipe you linked to in your post 🙂

  4. Andrea permalink

    Okay- so I am a beginner and I really want to try this. Does one cup of rice mean one cup of cooked rice (think instant) or one cup of real rice?

  5. Oh, yum! Thanks for sharing this – the picture looks absolutely delicious!! 🙂 I’ll be making this soon!

  6. Yum, makes me in the mood for Tacos!

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