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Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice (aka Mexican Rice)

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"Restaurant-Style Spanish Rice (aka Mexican Rice), that is easy to make and tastes like it came straight from the restaurant, and is the best side dish to any Mexican entree."

Serves 4-6 servings | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 40

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe is actually the Spanish Rice recipe of a popular Mexican Restaurant in Mesa, AZ called Mango’s. One of the main reasons we love this recipe (other than the fact that it’s simple), is because we always have the ingredients on hand.

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups long grain rice
1/8 cup vegetable oil
8 oz tomato sauce
6 stems cilantro (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp minced garlic
4 cups water (or 4 cups chicken lower sodium chicken broth - and no bouillon)
1 cube chicken flavored bouillon
dash cumin
dash garlic pepper


Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat.

Add rice and cook until golden brown.

Add 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube to 4 cups water and microwave for 3 minutes.

When rice is brown, add water, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and garlic pepper to pan.

Stir and cover pan. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes or until all is cooked and there is no liquid left.

Fluff before serving and ENJOY.

Pairs Well With

Mexican grilled chicken

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