Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Mamacita's Mexican Rice

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"My mother-in-law gave me this basic Mexican rice recipe that I've updated. Here it is."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 160 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Cook and stir rice and oil in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour chicken broth into rice mixture and bring to a boil; stir tomato, cumin, saffron, salt, and black pepper into broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir peas and carrots into cooked rice; garnish with cilantro.

Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

I’m so pleased to have come across this untried recipe and be the first not only to review it, but to rate it highly. This is a winner. It’s rich, flavorful and colorful, not to mention just p...

Most helpful critical review

Although a hit with my husband, this missed the mark on my account. :( If it weren't for the fact that I already had a jar of saffron handy, I probably would have skipped this one (saffron is VE...

I’m so pleased to have come across this untried recipe and be the first not only to review it, but to rate it highly. This is a winner. It’s rich, flavorful and colorful, not to mention just p...

WOW this rice is delicious! I subbed some Trader Joe's fire roasted corn for the carrots, due to what I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe verbatim. The taste was incredible! Went...

Although a hit with my husband, this missed the mark on my account. :( If it weren't for the fact that I already had a jar of saffron handy, I probably would have skipped this one (saffron is VE...

EXCELLENT! I added the peas and carrots in w/ everything else, and used tumeric (Thanks, naples34102 for the idea!) in place of the saffron, b/c I didn't have any. Great flavor and super quick t...

Three & 1/2 stars if I could. This was okay, just not enough flavor. Next time I'll puree the tomatoes, add another clove of garlic & see if that helps a bit? It needs something more, I just can...

I made Mexican Rice III from AR to go with an easy green enchilada casserole I made. It was okay but I was looking for a tastier option. I did not care for the Mamcita's Rice at all. The flavo...

We found this quite bland

Made as written and I just thought the rice was okay.... it didn't have a lot of flavor in my opinion. I'm glad I tried it though and I thank you for sharing.

We really liked this recipe. I have had problems finding a recipe for the dish as we like it, and this one just about nailed it. I had to substitute for what I had on hand since I decided to m...