Mexican Rice

This is a good, basic Mexican Rice recipe.  It's simple & easy to prepare.  I make it for filling in burritos & to serve as a side with enchiladas, tacos, etc.  You can add in veggies- some times I switch it up by adding frozen corn & peas or sauteed peppers!  Add some fresh chopped cilantro if you like; this recipe is so versatile.  Make it to suit your favorite Mexican flavors!   
1 cup Long Grain White Rice
2 cups Water
1 envelope of Goya Sazon Seasoning (Use 2 for extra flavor!)
1 Chicken Flavor Bouillon cube
Olive Olive
1-2 Chopped Green Onions (optional)

In a medium sauce pan, add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. 
 Heat the olive oil to medium heat, and add in the rice. 
 Cook the rice oven medium heat, stirring often until it is a golden brown color.
 This usually takes about 5 minutes.
This is the Goya Sazon seasoning that I use.  A wonderful friend of mine introduced me to it & we love it!  You can find it in the Hispanic section of nearly every grocery store. 
 When the rice is browned, add in the water, bouillon & Sazon seasoning. I like to add 2 Sazon packets for extra flavor, especially when I'm adding in frozen veggies!  
 Stir to combine, then cover & reduce the heat to low. 
 Cook on low, covered for about 20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
Using a fork, lightly fluff the rice.
 You want to make sure you don't stir it too much, just toss it around with the fork. 
 Add in the chopped green onions. 
 Toss again with the fork & serve! 
This makes about 3 cups of cooked rice.

1 comment:

  1. Good deal! Now i know what to serve with our tacos... i love Sazon seasoning, the orange color scares my hubby ( lol) but too bad.. :) great post!