Paula’s Mexican Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a meatless rice dish. It is very good and pretty spicy.”

    Ingredients

  • 1teaspoonbutter
  • 1mediumonion
  • 1/4 cupcelery
  • 1cupwater
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1teaspoonchili powder
  • 1/2 teaspooncumin
  • 3/4 cupdry rice
  • 1 (10ounce) cans hot Rotel Tomatoes
  • 2teaspoonssugar
  • 1/2 teaspoonWorcestershire sauce
  • 1cupcheese
  • Directions

  • Sauté onion, butter,celery.
  • Add all other ingredients (except cheese); bring to boil, reduce, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed about 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving dish and add cheese.
  • Reviews

  • “I used mild Rotel and cut back on the chili powder.I also added some cubed Velveeta after cooking, making this a very cheesy Mexican rice.This was easy and quick, and a welcome addition to refried beans and tortillas.With my changes the rice wasn’t spicy enough, so next time I’m using the full teaspoon of chili powder.”

  • “We enjoyed this very much.We didn’t find it overly spicy at all, though, admittedly, we like spicy foods.I didn’t have any Ro-tel tomatoes so I used 3/4 can of diced tomatoes and about 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes as a substitute.I also added about 1/2 cup of corn .Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “Too spicy & not flavorful enough.”

  • “I rate this recipe at least 5 stars!Just very very delicious.”

  • “I hate being the only bad rater–it seems like everyone really loved this.I found it too tomato-y, without enough rice, and (also hate writing this) despite being a fan of spicy food, found the heat made it difficult to eat.This being said, I think I could the ingredients have the potential to work better together.”

  • “I really liked this! I didn’t have celery, but it still came out okay. I liked the fact the recipe didn’t use a lot of butter. I’ve never added sugar and worcestershire sauce before, but both really added to the flavor. Works with brown rice, but you may have to add a little more liquid and cook twice as long as directed. This will be a go to recipe for me. Thanks!”

  • “YUM!! We really enjoyed this rice :)I used Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies since that is what I had on hand. We had this with some beefy and bean quesadillas.Fantastic dinner! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)”

  • “Paula…this is outstanding.I used Recipe #24476 for the rice, using 2 cups of beef broth (the liquid amount needed for that rice recipe), skipped the onion and used celery flakes for speeds sake.I also added a packet of sazon goya.Otherwise I followed your recipe exactly and boy was it fabulous.I served it on burritos with Recipe #191896.It worked together perfectly.Spicy and delicious!THANKS, this will be my go to Mexican rice recipe everytime.”

  • “WOW This was great.My wife doses not like spicy, but she loved this (she did say that it was right on the border any more spice would be too much).Myself I love spicy food and found this dish delicious. Especially with a bit of hot sauce and some jalapeño peppers.Thank you soooooo much Paula. I will be making this again soon.”

  • “I made your recipe, for supper tonight, to go along with tacos for me and DD. We thought they were great! I was planning on how to use up the left overs, when my 2 DGDs came over from next door, and solved the leftover problem for me!! They thought it was delicious!! It will be a regular dish around here, from now on, and if those two can get Mom to try it, look out. Thanks, Paula.”

  • “This was very good rice.I’ve always wanted to make my own mexican rice from scratch rather than buying the packaged kind.I was very happy with how this turned out, used regular Rotel and still too spicy for the kids to eat, but I loved it!Didn’t have the worcestershire sauce so just didn’t put it in, will try it next time though!”

  • “Very Good!Easy to make & simple oh-hand ingredients.Used reg rotel & turned out great……Thanks”

  • “Turned out great!The only things I did differently were adding a chicken bullion, some cilantro, and some garlic.Also I just used a can of regular Rotel.”

  • “Very very good rice recipe! I love rice and always look for different ways to make it. I was making mexican food tonight so I found this recipe. I liked that it was very easy and had not too many ingredients and also was adaptable for a low fat diet. I substituted cooking spray for the butter, stewed tomatoes for the rotel, fat free chicken broth for the water and added 1/2 teaspoon oregano, and a little more salt. It’s delicious, low fat and because it’s so quick and easy I will be making this often. Thanks Paula!”

  • “Something was missing or didn’t quite taste right for us.It looked yummy, though! I might have to try it again and play with it.It wasn’t bad, just something wasn’t quite right.”

  • “Paula, I just love this Mexican Rice.It is always a hit at our house.”

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