Perfect Mexican Rice
You’ll love this easy Mexican Rice Recipe that is boosted with vitamins and flavor!
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes

Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes
Cook Time
25minutes

Perfect Mexican Rice
Ingredients

  • 1tablespoon olive oil or butter,

  • 1/4cup yellow onion,finely chopped

  • 1 carrot,finely chopped

  • 2cloves garlic,minced or crushed

  • 1cup long grain white rice,

  • 1cup R.W. Knudsen Organic Tomato Red Bell Pepper Juice,

  • 1cup reduced-sodium chicken broth,

  • 1/2cup water,

  • 1teaspoon ground cumin,

  • 1/2cup frozen peas,

  • 2tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves,chopped

  • salt and hot sauce,to taste

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot, and stir fry for 3-5 minutes.

  2. Stir in garlic and uncooked rice, and stir fry for about two minutes longer.

  3. Pour in tomato juice, chicken broth, water, and cumin. Stir, and bring to a low boil. Add frozen peas, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

  4. Remove cover, and stir in cilantro. Add salt and/or hot sauce to taste. Your Mexican Rice is ready to serve!

Recipe Notes
  • You can substitute a cup of frozen mixed peas and carrots for the fresh carrot and peas if you’d like. (Add the frozen vegetables together as directed above.)
  • If you don’t have fresh cilantro, use one tablespoon of dried cilantro instead.
  • If you prefer brown rice, the recipe should work as written, but increase the simmering¬†time to 40 minutes.