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Mexican Rice

Restuarant Style Mexican rice that is budget friendly, easy to prepare, family approved, and tastes just like the restuarant, if not better!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 10
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 2 cups rice (I use long grain)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Add in the rice and cook until golden brown.
  • Add in the chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin, and black pepper.
  • Stir to incorporate all and cover pan with lid.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and allow to simmer for about 35-40 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed.
  • Fluff rice, stir in cilantro, and serve! *Sprinkle some cheese on top for additional flavor (I used Cotija)
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