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Linda's Mexican Rice

Linda's Mexican Rice

When making Mexican rice, the rice is always browned before adding the remaining ingredients. The browning is what gives the rice its "nutty" flavor.


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Ro*Tel
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 to 3 level teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat in a medium size skillet. Add rice and sauté until the rice is browned, stirring constantly.
  2. Add chicken broth, Ro*Tel, garlic, chili powder and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.

This recipe can easily be halved, but use the full can of Ro*Tel.

If desired, add chopped green bell pepper when you add the chicken broth and other ingredients.

From the kitchen of Linda Jolly.