Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Armi 3

"My mother-in-law gave me this basic Mexican rice recipe that I've updated. Here it is."


35 m servings 160 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 160 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and stir rice and oil in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour chicken broth into rice mixture and bring to a boil; stir tomato, cumin, saffron, salt, and black pepper into broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir peas and carrots into cooked rice; garnish with cilantro.
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  1. 25 Ratings


I’m so pleased to have come across this untried recipe and be the first not only to review it, but to rate it highly. This is a winner. It’s rich, flavorful and colorful, not to mention just p...

WOW this rice is delicious! I subbed some Trader Joe's fire roasted corn for the carrots, due to what I had on hand, but otherwise followed the recipe verbatim. The taste was incredible! Went...

Although a hit with my husband, this missed the mark on my account. :( If it weren't for the fact that I already had a jar of saffron handy, I probably would have skipped this one (saffron is VE...