Mexican Red Rice

Mexican Red Rice

This makes fluffy, restaurant style red rice.  Serve it with, in, on or under just about anything Mexican.


6 Beefsteak or Plum Tomatoes

1 T. chopped Cilantro

2 C. Water

1 tsp. chopped Garlic

2 tsp. Chipotle Puree

2 tsp. Salt

1/3 C. Canola Oil

2 C. Long Grain White Rice

½ C. chopped Yellow Onion


In heavy skillet over medium high heat, place tomatoes and char until skins split and they become aromatic.  Transfer to blender and puree.  Stir in cilantro and set aside.  In large saucepan, combine water, pureed tomatoes, garlic Chipotle puree, and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Heat the oil in another large saucepan over high heat until just before the oil begins to smoke.  Add rice and onion and sauté until ¾ of the grains are bright white or slightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes.  Add tomato mixture (do not drain oil) from the other saucepan and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and tasting to see if rice is done.  When rice is cooked through, fluff with fork and keep warm until ready to serve.


From Chevy’s Tex Mex Cookbook

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