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Arroz a la Mexicana-Traditional Mexican Rice Recipe

Arroz a la Mexicana-Traditional Mexican Rice Recipe

Photo: Traditional Mexican Rice

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This turned out exactly like the authentic Mexican restaurants. My family enjoyed this and we will be keeping the recipe..


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup medium grain rice
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium tomato, roasted,cored,peeled
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (NOT water)
1/2 teaspoon salt
roasted corn (optional)
roastedjalapenos (optional) or roasted poblano chile (optional)
roasted bell pepper (optional)
frozen peas (optional)
chopped cilantro (optional)
diced carrot (optional)
crumbled queso fresco (optional) or crumbled farmer cheese (optional)

1 In a small pan bring the broth to simmering.
2 Set a large pan over medium heat-add the oil, then the rice and onion and cook, stirring, until both the rice and onion are light brown-around 10 minutes.
3 Mix in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
4 Add the pureed tomato Add the broth Add the optional ingredients-except cilantro and cheese Scrape the rice down and stir well.
5 Reduce heat to a medium low, cover and finish cooking-around 20 minutes.
6 Remove from heat and toss and either stir in cilantro or offer at the table-I offer at the table because either you love it-like I do-or hate it, and offer the queso fresco or farmers cheese.