Basic Mexican Rice

Serves: 6

Preparation Steps

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add rice and garlic. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn't burn. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Add Ro-tel and tomatoes. Stir to combine and let cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Finally, add broth and stir together. Add some kosher salt and a good teaspoon of cumin - more if you love cumin flavor! Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 additional minutes or until rice is done. Add more liquid as needed; rice shouldn't be sticky.
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle lots of freshly chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.


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