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Check out our favorite rice recipes that are perfect for any day of the week. We cover the basics such as white rice and brown rice but also have weeknight inspirations such as one pan rice and chicken recipes and many side dishes to choose from! Here is a recipe for Mexican rice aka Arroz Rojo. Check out all the other recipes above.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337kcal


  • 1 ½ cup long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder


  • Rinse the rice a few times to get rid of the excess starch.
  • Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Saute the rice for 5 minutes until lightly toasted.
  • Add the garlic, salt, cumin and chili powder. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, chicken bouillon powder and 3 ½ cup water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes .
  • Uncover and cook until the water is fully evaporated.
  • Turn the heat off and cover with a lid. Let the rice sit for 10 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and serve as a side dish.


  • It's best to rinse long rain rice a few times to get rid of the excess starch. 
  • Store leftovers rice in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in a pan or saucepan with a few tablespoons of water. 
  • You can make this dish with long grain brown rice. However, cooking time will be longer. 


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 864mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg