Rich in tomato flavor, this vibrant and classic Mexican Rice is made with Mahatma® White Rice and a delicious side that will perfectly complement almost any dish. Try it today!
In a blender, puree 1 cup broth, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, and 2 garlic cloves until smooth; set aside.
Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir in rice, carrot and remaining smashed garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly golden and toasted.
Stir in pureed tomato mixture, remaining broth, cumin, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in peas and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is tender and absorbs most of the liquid. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice and fluff with a fork before serving.
For a spicier taste, add diced jalapeno or Serrano pepper to rice if desired.
If you and your family find yourselves craving Mexican cuisine several times a week, try this flavorful, Traditional Mexican Rice as a perfect side to your recipe favorites. The best about this dish is that it can be served as a tasty side or even as an own dish.
Whether you’re in the mood for vegetarian enchiladas, tasty tacos, or cheesy quesadillas, this simple and flavorful rice is sure to perfectly complement your meal. Make it for each meal, or save yourself some time and effort and make a large batch for reheating throughout the week.
Easy as 1-2-3! This vibrant rice dish may seem complicated because it’s loaded with amazing flavor, but that is not the case. This tasty rice is ready in three easy steps and in just 30 minutes.
Simply puree the broth, onion, tomatoes, tomato paste, and garlic cloves. Set aside and toast the rice. When the grains are starting to toast, add the carrots and garlic. As rice turns golden brown, add the tomato puree, chicken broth, peas, and seasonings, bring to a boil, then simmer until thoughtfully cooked.
Make sure to give it a good fluff with a fork before serving and enjoy your watching your family fall in love with this Mexican classic. Make sure to try it as a base for other dishes, too, like this delicious Arroz con Pollo dish!