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Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

This Restaurant Style Mexican Rice Recipe is easy to make and full of flavor.  Serve it with your favorite Mexican dishes or enjoy as a main dish!

  • 2 tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup long white rice uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (with juices) I use Rotel original
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt your butter and add the onion, garlic and rice.  Saute until the onions are tender and the rice is golden brown.

  2. Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes & green chilis, chili powder, salt and cumin and stir.  Bring to a bowl then cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes or until the liquid is gone.