If you are looking for the BEST Mexican Rice Recipe this is it! This Mexican rice recipe tastes JUST like the Mexican rice that you get at a restaurant and it is sooo easy to make!
Mexican Rice Recipe
I have been experimenting with this Mexican rice recipe for a while now. I’ve tried many of different combinations of spices, herbs, and salsa. I didn’t realize I was trying too hard to make it amazing. Mexican rice is a very simple tomato base rice that’s best when it’s not overdone.
Restaurant Style Mexican Rice at Home
Now we all know that the majority of the time, dining out means amazing meals. Well at least that is the goal when you are going out to eat. However many people do not realize just how easy it is to replicate things at home just like this Restaurant Style Mexican Rice.
What to Serve with Mexican Rice
There are so many tasty recipes that you can serve with Mexican Rice, here are just a few of my favorites that I make when we are having Mexican food for dinner.
- Restaurant Style Salsa
- Taco Cups
- Cheese Quesadillas
- Chicken Avocado Burritos
- White Cheddar Queso
- Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Crockpot Chicken Tacos
If I am making tacos, then I always use homemade taco seasoning. There is a big difference between the homemade and the packaged stuff!
Tips for Making this Recipe
I really recommend that you don’t skip out on browning the rice before you add the water to it. When your rice gets that brown color it brings out the nuttiness in the simple rice.
When the rice once it comes to a boil make sure not stir it anymore because it will turn into a mushy pile of rice instead of individual pieces.
If you do not have the V-8 juice at home you can always substitute it for just plain tomato juice.
Restaurant Style Mexican Rice Ingredients
- olive oil
- long grain white rice
- garlic, minced
- chicken broth
- V-8 juice
How to Make Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
In a sauté pan over medium heat add your oil.
Add in the rice and cook until the rice turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma.
Stir in your garlic, chicken stock, and v8 juice.
Bring the liquid up to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low.
Allow the rice to simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
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Mexican rice recipe
- In a sauté pan over medium heat add your oil.
- Add in the rice and cook until the rice turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma.
- Stir in your garlic, chicken stock, and v8 juice.
- Bring the liquid up to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low.
- Allow the rice to simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
Following Weight Watchers? This Mexican Rice recipe has 4 Weight Watchers points per serving.
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