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Basic Mexican Rice


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*NOTE: The original recipe calls for low sodium chicken broth, but since I'm vegetarian, I substitute with broth made from McKay's "No MSG" Chik'n Seasoning. Also, I use diced tomatoes instead of whole.

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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 whole large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 can Rotel (10 ounces)
  • 1 can whole tomatoes (14.5 ounces)
  • 2 cups low sodium broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped



Step 1

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add rice and garlic. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn't burn. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add Rotel and tomatoes. Stir to combine and let cook for 2 minutes. Finally, add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is done. Add more liquid as needed; rice shouldn't be sticky. Just before serving, sprinkle lots of freshly chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.

*I put this recipe in my rice cooker after adding broth and it turned out great.


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