Mexican Rice Mix
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts5 teaspoon: 158 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 715mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.
Mar 18, 2016
Nice change of pace and much better than any boxed Mexican rice mix we have tried. I skipped the chicken bouillon and used chicken stock instead of water instead. It was still a little salty for our taste, but definitely something we will make again.
Aug 7, 2015
Hi Betty,The recipe makes 3 batches that are 4-6 servings each prepared. Hope that clarifies.Sue StetzelOnline Community / Field Editor ManagerTaste of Home Magazine
Aug 7, 2015
Confusing - says it makes 12-18 servings by prep time. And then at the end of prepare ric it states yield is 4-6 servings? ????
Aug 1, 2013
I enjoyed the onions and peppers in this dish, but it was inedibly salty! I wouldn't even add the extra salt in the mix because the bouillon is salty enough.
Jun 27, 2012
This recipe was really good. It is a bit salty but I like stuff salty. If you like a dryer rice, I would suggest less water like the other reviews said. I couldn't get mine to brown but I think its because I used onion powder instead of chopped onions. This is the first time I ever attempted to make Mexican rice (usually by it in the box) and my husband and I both loved it. Its so easy! I will definitely make this often!
May 17, 2012
We really enjoyed this rice. I did reduce the salt a bit. I am now planning to make it for the third time:)
Feb 23, 2012
I made this dish today because my 9 yr old son loves Mexican food and had been asking for Mexican rice for a long time. The mix was quite easy to put together since I had all the ingredients on hand. Changes I made, I reduced the water as suggested by the other revewers. It came out perfect. This recipe is a keeper.
Aug 16, 2011
Great side dish! I made this with tacos and my husband (very picky), loved it and said it's a keeper. I would probably use just a bit less salt in the mix since the chicken bouillon is salty in itself and I did cut back on the water just using a little more than 2 cups. As good as Zatarains according to my husband and the nice part is I always have the ingredients on hand!
Apr 4, 2010
The rice was moister than we like it, so I will reduce the water by 1/2 cup next time. The flavor is great, and the spice mix is so easy to put together.
Dec 22, 2008
A good side dish, and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand.