The BEST Homemade Mexican Rice
How to make the BEST homemade Mexican Rice. This is truly the best Mexican rice recipe out there. I've tried a bunch and always come back to this one.
long grain rice
approx ½ medium onion diced
pollo de caldo bouillion powder
Brown the rice.
This step is key to getting the authentic texture and flavor of this rice recipe.
Add the diced onion.
Sauté for a few minutes until the onion is fragrant and translucent.
Add the liquid.
Add the tomato sauce and the water with the Caldo de Pollo to the rice.
Bring to a boil.
Then reduce the temperature to medium-low, cover the pot and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. About 30-40 minutes.
Fluff the rice
with a fork before serving.
Instant Pot Timing for Mexican Rice
Set to Manual or High Pressure, and cook for 3-4 minutes (3 minutes for tender to the bite, or 4 minutes for softer rice).
When the timer beeps, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes.
Leave out the tomato sauce.
Not a fan of tomato sauce you can skip it and just replace it with an extra cup in half of water.
Add in some veggies.
You can add a half-cup to a cup of frozen veggies. I like to use the variety with peas, carrots, and corn.
Make it with brown rice.
Add a third of a cup more water per cup of brown rice and let it simmer a bit longer- until the brown rice reaches your desired texture.
Use salsa instead of tomato sauce
. Salsa adds some extra spiciness. I've made this recipe using Pace's chunky salsa. But you can use your favorite brand.
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