Nina’s Mexican Rice

May/June 2010

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The key to nutty and flavorful Mexican rice is cooking the rice first in oil until it is nicely golden.

"Stunning. Loved the taste.......................... "
Nina’s Mexican Rice

12 Reviews for Nina’s Mexican Rice

Really good!

I've made this three times now, and each time gets better! I cut the recipe in half for the 2 of us each time.
First time, made according to recipe...was a bit bland, but moist & fluffy.
Second time, I used white rice, increased onion to 1/2 medium onion, kept the garlic at 1 Tbsp. and added 1/4 tsp. Mrs. Dash Southwestern (salt-free) seasoning; moist & fluffy and REALLY flavorful!
Third time, I kept the onion, garlic & seasoning the same but used brown rice; it took about a cup more of broth and about 20 minutes longer than the recipe specified for brown rice, but it was by far the most delicious in our opinion! Even DH, who is not a brown rice fan, said the brown rice flavor was "just better" than with the white rice. This is an easy, no fuss version of Spanish/Mexican rice which is healthier than the regular version! Yay!!

Tasty alternative to an unhealthy dish!
Easy and Tasty

So easy, moist and delicious.


Stunning. Loved the taste..........................


I made this for dinner last night. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and added a few more herbs. I also added turkey sausage when I added the rice. It turned out to be a delicious one pot meal! Very filling.


We really enjoyed this with grilled vegetables and Margarita chicken. I did use brown rice rather than white and used drained Rotel diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro in place of the tomato sauce. I added a little homemade taco seasoning and then dumped the entire thing from the saute pan into the steamer, added a little less chicken broth and cooked for 50 minutes It came out moist, a little spicy and delicious. When time to eat I added the defrosted mixed vegetable and reheated in the microwave. Delicious! This will be a "repeater" in our house.


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