How to Make Mexican Rice
This mexican rice is the perfect side dish to a chicken, beef or pork entrée. With so much color and flavor it will easily become a favorite.
Hi everyone, I'm Judith. Well, today, I'll be showing you how to make Mexican Rice, the perfect side accompaniment to a nice chicken or beef. So, what you'll need is 1 tablespoon of olive oil; 1 cup of instant brown rice; 1 cup of frozen corn; 1 cup of frozen peas; 8 green onions, chopped; 3 cloves of garlic, minced; 1 teaspoon of brown cumin; 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano; and 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Alright. So, in our saucepan to the side of us, we're gonna get it to a medium-high heat and we're gonna add in our oil. We'll get that nice and hot because for our Mexican rice, we're gonna add in the rice first with the oil. So once that's hot, we're gonna add in our rice and we're gonna let that cook in there for about 3 to 4 minutes until it's nice and brown. So, our rice is starting to brown there nicely. So, now we're gonna add in our peas and our corn, as well as our green onions are gonna go in there, our garlic, lots of great flavor in this Mexican rice. And our oregano and cumin. Beautiful. So, we'll give that a good stir. And we're gonna saute that for about a minute. So, as that is sauteing, let's get a measuring jug and what we're gonna do is put our tomato paste into the jug, and we're gonna add in enough hot boiling water until we make 2 cups. So, let's look at this, and it goes. Alright. That's 2 cups right there. So, we'll give that a good stir. So, into the pan goes in our tomato paste-water mixture. So we're gonna reduce that heat to a medium-low and we're gonna let that simmer for 15 minutes with the cover on. So, our rice is nicely cooked now. All the liquid has evaporated. Make sure it is before you serve it up and it should fluff easily with a fork. And that is beautiful, lots of flavor, lots of color. So let's just serve that up. Uh and fantastic. Now, as I said, serve that with some chicken or beef, pork, whatever you like, and that is a lovely side dish. That's how you make Mexican rice.