Arroz Mexicano (Mexican Rice)

This is wonderful side-dish for most Mexican dishes. Rice is always available in our home. This is actually one of the first dishes I learned to make, and I have worked on perfecting it since then. Each time I make it my family is pleased.

Arroz Mexicano
Feeds 4 (about 1/2 cup serving for each)


2 large roma tomatoes
1/2 white onion
1 clove of garlic or 1 cube of garlic seasoning
2 cups of uncooked rice (long grain)
1 cube of Knorr tomato seasoning
salt to taste
1/8 cup vegetable oil


Prepare uncooked rice by rinsing in water and draining water out. repeat 3 times.
Dice tomatoes, onions and garlic and set aside.

In a sauce pan heat oil over medium high heat until it is beginning to boil.
Once oil is hot drop in rice. You will need to constantly stir the rice.

once the rice is light brown throughout you can add the tomatoes, onion, and garlic.
stir the rice with the vegetables for about 1 minute.

Pour in enough water to cover the rice completely. Add salt and the cube of Knorr tomato.
Taste the water as soon as the cube dissolves,  this is how your rice will taste so feel free to add more salt or flavoring.

Cook over medium heat until almost all water boils out of it. once water is almost boiled taste the top of the rice, if it is still a little hard add more water and cover it.

It is very important that you do not stir it too much once it is in the water, over-stirring will cause it to get a mushy texture.

Once rice is done serve it with your favorite dish from Nuestro Sabor!
you can top it with a little cilantro for an extra kick.


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