G-ma's Rice

G-ma's Rice


"This is the recipe for my grandma's rice. Being Hispanic, this is about as Mexican as you can get. Good as a side dish, or in a taco with ground beef."


45 m servings 208 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 222 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Brown the rice in the oil until there is a golden texture, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, and stir in tomato sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin. Stir in water. Cover, and cook for about 20 minutes.
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  1. 87 Ratings


My hispanic father-in-law also gave me this recipe! The only suggestion I have is he told me to use HOT water when you add it in. This seems to help the texture. Now my husband enjoys spanish...

This rice is exactly the kind of rice you will find in a "traditional" Mexican restaurant. I am not sure why a couple of people only gave this three stars. Frankly, it was great! The...

I really liked this! I halved it & cooked it in my rice cooker. Used 1/2 chicken broth mixed with the water. It cooked up beautifully. My 3 boys loved it!

Believe it or not, a lot of AUTHENTIC Mexican dishes are bland. If you choose recipes that are authentic you will either want to spice it up to your own taste, or just stay away from them altoge...

Living in Phoenix, we have had a chance to try MANY mexican / spanish rice dishes! However, we feel this recipe really captures the "true" taste of how it's done! I used real minced garlic, sl...

I gave this a 3 because I'm actually not really sure what to rate it. It's a good idea...it's the way my hubby said his abuela used to make rice. However, he said it's supposed to be fluffy an...

Wonderful, simple rice, definitely best served as a jazzed-up side dish to accompany black beans, or quesadillas etc... I agree w/ other reviewers that it's a bit on the mild (no, no not bland!)...

This tastes exactly like the rice you can get at THE fast food chain. Perfect copycat. I found it to be dry and I have to agree with the others who said it's bland. It definitely needs more salt...

I did the recipe exactly as stated and ran into one little snag. I cooked the rice for the 20 minutes and when I opened the lid it was still really soupy. I brought everything to a boil and th...