Mexican and spicy foods are as some of you know by reading about my favorite salsa recipe are a true favorite of mine. Over the years, I’ve learned and taught myself to make some wonderful simple Mexican dishes my family has grown to love like Homemade Flour Tortillas, Enchiladas, a variety of salsas and today’s recipe: Mexican Rice. It’s part of this week’s Simple Suppers Menu. It’s versatile, easy and simple. It’s great as a simple side dish but can be included as part of a main meatless dish like smothered burritos (just leave out the chicken, beef or pork). Look how simple it is to make:
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
- 4 cups chicken, vegetable or beef broth
- In large sauté pan or skillet with lid, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and cook, stirring, until rice turns a lightly brown color.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Slowly add tomato sauce and salsa. Be careful of splatters. Stir well.
- Add broth and stir. Bring to a low bubbling boil. (Again be careful of splatters).
- Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed. Remove lid and fluff with a fork. All liquid should be absorbed. If not, continue to cook on low for about five minutes to remove any extra liquid.
What’s a favorite Mexican dish that your family makes? I’d love to hear about it!