So Cinco de Mayo is coming, and to get you all ready for the holiday I am going to share with you how to make authentic Mexican Rice.
I know it technically is called Spanish Rice, but I’ve been calling it Mexican Rice ever since I was a child. It made sense to me, my mom is Mexican and making Mexican Rice.
- 3 Tbsp of Oil (Safflower, Canola, etc)
- 2 Cups of Water
- 1 Cup of Rice
- Small Amount of Onion, Sliced
- 1 Bouillon Cube of Chicken Stock
- 6-oz Can of Tomato Sauce
- 1 Tsp Chili Powder or Cumin
- Pour oil into pot, and rotate pot so bottom of pan is covered in oil.
- Cook onions in oil until tender.
- Toss in rice, water, chicken stock, chili powder or cumin.
- Put in enough tomato sauce for “color”-(my grandma would always say this. There is no exact measurement, just put in enough to give it a nice orange color.)
- Cook rice over medium heat, covered, stirring from time to time to keep from sticking.
- Cook until water has disappeared and rice is tender.
For more Cinco de Mayo recipes, go to Fajitas
For more Mexican food, go to Chorizo Breakfast Burrito