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Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

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“I love the Mexican rice I get in restaurants but could never find a recipe that came close to it ... until now!”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the rice and stir until all the rice is lightly coated with the oil. Watch the rice carefully -- let it brown but do not burn (it should not turn dark brown or black). When the rice is almost all brown, add the garlic and saute for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chicken stock and the remaining ingredients. Stir and cover, then reduce heat to medium-low. Let cook for 20 minutes, then check for doneness. If necessary, let cook for up to another 5 or 10 minutes. IMPORTANT: Do not lift the lid while the rice is cooking!
  3. When the rice is ready it will fluff easily with a fork, and each grain will be split. The rice should by dry, not saucy.

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