Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

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"Authentic Mexican red rice. Easy to make! Use a different chile if you want milder or hotter rice."


50 m servings 213 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 213 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.1g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grate tomatoes into a bowl using a box grater; discard tomato skins.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion until translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic into onion and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir rice into onion mixture and cook, stirring often, until rice is lightly toasted, about 3 more minutes. Stir grated tomato, chicken broth, and tomato sauce into the rice. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Mix in jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and salt; reduce heat to low. Cover skillet and simmer until rice has absorbed the liquid, about 15 minutes. Do not lift the cover while the rice is cooking.
  5. Turn off heat and let rice stand covered for 8 minutes. Fluff with a fork before transferring rice to a serving dish.
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  1. 19 Ratings


This was very good and very easy. I made enough for 45 people and everyone enjoyed it. My only change - My altered servings called for many many Roma tomatoes, peeled. I drained a #10 can of ...

I'm glad I picked this recipe in a hurry last night. I usually will not choose recipes that have not been highly rated by many people and choosing a recipe with only 1 rating is not normal for m...

I haven’t made Mexican rice in awhile, so maybe my memory is foggy, but I’m not sure I’ve ever made a Mexican rice recipe quite this good. Rather than trying to grate a tomato, I simply blanche...

I love this! I've used it so many times! For those of you wondering, the Roma's equal about 1/2 a cup. If you use crushed tomatoes, drain then, and strain them they work perfectly! I live in a s...

So so good. Thank you for sharing.

This recipe was easy to create and loved by my whole family. I really like using fresh ingredients. I used 2 medium jalapeƱos, 3 sprigs of cilantro and one extra Roma tomato. Otherwise, I stuck ...

This looked pretty in the dish but turned out dry when served at a Mexican-themed party. Not sure what I would do differently next time....

I've tried a few Mexican red rice recipes and this has been my favorite by far. I followed the recipe exactly as written. It was amazing. I wanted to eat the whole pot. =)

Great rice recipe. I used Pato tomato sauce instead of regular for a little extra kick. I also don't usually pick recipes with a low amount of ratings but I'm glad that I tried this one.