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Old 03-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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Mexican rice

Can anyone make the rice you get in standard Mexican restaurants- sort of reddish and sort of dry? Not a lot of flavors.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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2 cups rice
1 packet taco seasoning
salt
pepper
chili powder
cumin to taste
2 1/4 cups water

Put all ingredients in rice cooker and stir. Cook until done.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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My friend owns a Mexican restaurant and I could never get it just right until she taught me how. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a sauce pan, and saute one cup of dry rice for a minute or two. Add 1 and 3/4 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tsp. of cumin, and 1/2 tsp of salt. Stir and bring to the boil. Cover, and cut heat to the lowest flame. Let it simmer for 15 min. Fluff with a fork. Perfect Mexican rice.
Do not try to substitute any other tomato product.....it just won't work.
BTW, I buy tomato paste in a tube rather than by the can. It's always ready for this recipe, and others, in the fridge without opening a whole can.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:01 AM   #4
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I have tried this one and so far it comes close to what I had when I was in Mexico City
Tasty Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe | Mexican Food Recipe
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:40 AM   #5
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Kayelle-- off the subject of the rice for a second . Just a note on your tomato paste, I can never find it in the tube in my area, What i do is - I brought a ice cube trays and divide the can up into tablespoon and place into the ice cube tray, when frozen take out and put in a freezer bag. works out great. I also do this with limes and lemons when the store has them on sale. zest them all and put one lemon zest into each ice cube department and then i juice them and put the juice of one lemon into the ice cube dept. the last thing is make sure you don't use the trays for anything else. i forgot and made ice - came out with a tomato taste.
By the way thanks for the recipe going to try it this week.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:27 AM   #6
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Re tubed tomato paste -Publix (FL grocery) doesn't carry it but our Fresh Market does. Its great- lasts a long time The brand is Amore.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:29 AM   #7
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Thanks Kayelle- this sounds like just what I had in mind
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:47 AM   #8
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My friend, who lives in Mexico, does her rice this way:
Measure the rice, measures the water.
She puts in the blender: 1 tomato ( very red), 1 onion, 1 clove of garlic, and a little of the water or broth needed for the amount of the rice. Blends them very well.
Apart, in the pot or skillet, put a little of oil and saute the rice, then add the adds the tomato blend ( passing it first through a colander) and let it boil a little, so it changes color to a deep red. Than she adds the rest of the water and cooks it the regular way.
Sorry if it I cannot explain myself well.......I hope you understand what I am trying to say
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My friend, who lives in Mexico, does her rice this way... and cooks it the regular way.
Sorry if it I cannot explain myself well.......I hope you understand what I am trying to say
I think you did a very good job of explaining it!
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:19 PM   #10
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That sounds good too- tks
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