This authentic Mexican rice recipe is quick and easy! You’ll have delicious restaurant quality Mexican rice in 30 minutes or less with hardly any work on your part!
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
2 tbsp oil
1 small onion, chopped
1cup white rice
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
2 1/4cups water
1 tomato bouillon cube *see note
1/4cup tomato sauce
Heat oil in a medium-sized pan. Once hot, add in chopped onion, rice, cumin, and garlic powder. Fry, while stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until rice is golden in color.
Add water, tomato bouillon, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve.
*Alternatively, you may use 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of the water and tomato bouillon.