How to Cook Mexican Rice

by Becky L

Can be used as a side dish with many meals.


  • 1 ½ Cups Rice
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Garlic cloves (or more)
  • 4 ½ Cups Water/chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable/canola/olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato bouillon plus 1 teaspoon (more to taste)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather ingredients

    Step 2

    Cut tomato, and peel garlic cloves

    Step 3

    Add 1 1/2 cup water or chicken stock. Blend together.

    Step 4

    To tomato, garlic, and chicken stock blended

    Step 5

    Add oil on hot pan

    Step 6

    Add rice

    Step 7

    Toast rice, should look like these. Make sure not to burn.

    Step 8

    When toasted add blended tomato mixture and rest of chicken stock/water .

    Step 9

    Bring to a boil.

    Step 10

    Add tomato bouillon. If u used chicken stock with a lot of sodium put less tomato bouillon you don't want it too salty.

    Step 11

    Cover with lid. And lower temperature.

    Step 12

    I put mine on number 4.

    Step 13

    After it boils I usually leave it about 10-15 mins until it looks like this. And then turn off but do not open lid. I leave it resting for an additional 15-20 mins.

    Step 14

    Then it's ready to serve.

    Step 15

    Plate it and enjoy!