Mexican style rice

I needed a side dish to go along with my fabulous tacos and I wanted to give this recipe a try from For the love of cooking.

This rice is AAAAmazing! Its the perfext addition to any mexican meal you may be whipping up! 


Recipe as follows:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/4 of a small white onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth


1.Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion, rice, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir often for 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic, stirring constantly until fragrant about 30 seconds. Usually I will remove my pan from the heat as garlic will burn fast and become bitter.

2. Add in the tomato sauce, chicken broth, once stirred: Turn the heat up to high until it boils. Reduce to low, cover and simmer about 20 minutes. Remove from heat let the rice sit COVERED about 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source:  adapted from For the love of cooking 


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