Authentic Mexican Rice

Authentic Mexican Rice is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats, enchiladas, or a delicious burrito bowl.

Author Renee Fuentes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Long Grain Rice or Brown Rice Rinsed with Cold Water
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 White Onion quartered
  • 2 Garlic Cloves whole
  • 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon + 1/4 Cup Water OR
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth

Instructions

Stove Top:

  1. Rinse rice in a fine mesh strainer under cold water for about 30 seconds. Set aside to drain.
  2. In a blender, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, chicken bouillon and water, or use chicken broth, and blend till pureed.
  3. In a pot with a lid, add oil over medium heat. Add rice and toast for a minute. Pour in blended sauce, stir well, bring heat to medium high and place lid on. Peek after a minute and once the mixture is boiling, then reduce heat to low, but enough to still simmer.
  4. Allow the rice to cook for about 12 minutes, then open lid and see if rice fluffs with a fork. If there is still liquid, then place lid back on and cook a couple more minutes.

Instant Pot:

  1. Rinse rice in a fine mesh strainer under cold water for about 30 seconds. Set aside to drain.
  2. In a blender, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, chicken bouillon and water or use chicken broth, and blend till pureed.
  3. In the instant pot, press the saute function and add oil. Add rice and toast for a minute. Pour in blended sauce, stir well. Press Rice Function and cook for 5 minutes, allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes once timer goes off, then quick release.

Recipe Notes

If using brown rice, you will need to increase the cooking time to about 20 minutes.