Mexican Rice Side Dish Recipe

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A quick-and-easy to make Mexican side dish. This rice is a nice accompaniment to any Mexican meal.
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  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
5 mins
25 mins
30 mins
  • Add the tomato sauce, onion salt, cumin, and water to a saucepan and heat to a boil.
  • Once the water and other ingredients begin to boil, add the butter and rice; reduce heat so mixture is at a slow simmer.
  • Cover the rice and allow to cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Check rice for tenderness.
  • Remove from heat and let the rice stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.
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Mexican Rice Side Dish Recipe Reviews

mexican rice side dish

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Gama User
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"I have tried this recipe and I think it simmers for 20 minutes or so to let the rice take on the flavor from the other ingredients. It turned out great for me."
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"Haven't made it yet but wonder why it need to cook for 25 min. if its instant rice?"
CamiLea User
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"I always feel like I should fix something to go along with tacos when I make them so I tried this rice recipe. It was simple and just the right side dish for the tacos. I will definitely make it again."
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