Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add rice and stir until browned. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 217 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 886mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Jun 2, 2019
After reading some of the reviews, I decided to spice it up a little. Added 1 can of diced green chilies, dash of chili powder and dash of cumin. Turned out very good. Will definitely make again. Great side dish to serve with tacos or burritos.
Dec 2, 2018
We make this often and we love it. I do suggest that you skip the salt, as adding the salt makes it nearly inedible. I use Rotel tomatoes with chilies, which is only a 10 oz. can, and Success brown instant rice. So tasty!
Feb 27, 2018
OK for a base recipe. Used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Didn't use the bay leaf since I don't think that would add anything except bitterness. Ditched the salt, per other reviewers' suggestions. Sauteed the onion with the rice in the first step, I think that helped. LOVED the addition of sugar, so don't skip the sugar! This recipe needs something to up the flavor, though. We all thought it was really lacking flavor and complexity, and needed some spice. I'll try it again with some changes. Might try beef stock in place of water bouillon to give it some depth, add an extra bouillon cube if needed? Maybe some green chiles? SO CLOSE, but not quite.
Aug 31, 2017
Easy and great flavor. I added diced green pepper and green chilies. Its a great addition to any Mexican entree or add cooked ground beef to make it a complete meal.
Jul 27, 2016
This recipe was easy to make with ingredients that I have on hand. I will definitely make it again!
Oct 15, 2015
My husband and I both loved this recipe. I had left over cooked instant brown rice, so I omitted the water. Turned out perfect!! Will for sure make this again.
Jan 10, 2015
I think I would like it better without the bay leaf.
Dec 31, 2014
This recipe is easy and cost effective! I am always looking for alternatives to buying over-priced convenience food at the grocery store! Thanks!
Aug 24, 2014
My family didn't care for this recipe. No flavor.
May 11, 2014
I was looking forward to making this, and it was quite easy. Wasn't yummy at all. No flavor. Need to add some sauce, to get some flavor.