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Mexican Rice Mix Recipe

Cumin and garlic powder season long grain rice in this simple side dish from Sonya Dueck of Cartwright, Manitoba. The mild mixture would be a nice complement to a spicy Mexican entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:12-18 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-1/2 cups water


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the bouillon, salt, garlic powder and cumin. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. Yield: about 5 tablespoons.
  • 2. To prepare rice: In a saucepan, saute rice, onion and green pepper in butter until rice is lightly browned. Stir in water and 5 teaspoons seasoning mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (5 teaspoons) equals 158 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.