Mexican Rice Boal Recipe
Mexican rice, also known as "arroz rojo" or "red rice," is a traditional Mexican dish made with long-grain rice, tomato sauce, and a variety of spices. It is a staple side dish in Mexican cuisine and is commonly served with meals such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. The dish is made by sautéing onions and garlic in oil, then adding rice, diced tomatoes, and spices such as cumin and oregano. The mixture is then simmered in broth or water until the rice is cooked through. Mexican rice can also be made with different variations by adding vegetables like bell peppers or peas, or different protein like chicken or beef. Here is a basic recipe for making Mexican rice:
- 2 cups long-grain white rice
- 3 cups chicken or beef broth (or water)
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the rice and stir to coat with the oil. Cook for 1-2 minutes to toast the rice.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Add the broth or water and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid.
- Cook for 18-20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
- Once cooked, remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes before fluffing with a fork.
you can add some peas or carrots for more flavor
Serve the rice as a side dish with your favorite Mexican meal, or use it as a filling for burritos or tacos.