Homemade Mexican Rice

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Jul. 25, 2015

Learn how to make fluffy mexican rice, just like you'd find in a Tex Mex restaurant. Soaking the rice first ensures fluffy rice grains.


Long grain white rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (dry)
Butter/Oil 1 Tablespoon
Diced onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Diced celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , minced
Bay leaf 1
Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
Rich chicken broth 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon



Put rice in a sieve and place sieve in a bowl with water enough to cover the rice. Let it to soak for 15 minutes.



Drain rice and keep it ready.

In a saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion, celery, garlic and bay leaves.

Add rice, tomato paste, chicken broth, salt and pepper one after the other. Stir well.

Cover with a lid and bring to boil. Reduce heat allow to simmer for 5-15 minutes.

Turn off heat and fluff with a fork.



Serve and enjoy!



Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6