Sonoran Rice

Sonoran Rice

  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Rice goes well with chicken or fish. I watched a friend’s housekeeper make this. She was from Sonora Mexico.”


  • 2teaspoonsolive oil
  • 1cuplong grain rice, washed
  • 1/2 cupchopped onion
  • 2clovesgarlic, minced
  • 7ounces cans plum tomatoes, chopped,reserving the juice
  • 1/4 cupPace Picante Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cupschicken broth
  • 1cupgrated cheddar cheese
  • Directions

  • Cook rice, onion and garlic in oil,preferably in an electric skillet,stirring until rice is lightly browned.
  • Stir in tomato, Paces,juice from tomato and chicken broth such that you add a total of 2 cups liquid in addition to the Paces.
  • Simmer covered until liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes), without stirring.
  • Top with cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a wonderful recipe. My daughter and I loved it!”

  • “This recipe earned rave reviews from my friends and it was nice and easy to make! Since I made it for a large group, I threw everything into the crockpot after browning the rice and let it sit on low for an hour or so. Great recipe which I will certainly make again!”

  • “Sonoran Rice is easy and fun to make and turned out great. My guests were properly impressed.It is one of those recipes that leads you from one ingredient to another. Add some green chilies, a bit of V8 juice, top with cojack cheese.It is all good.”

  • “Very good recipe. I recommend it highly.I have made this a few times and it turns out great every time.This has become my wife’s favorite Mexican rice dish.I did substitute Rotell Mexican canned tomatoes with chiles for the picante sauce. I also added a small amount of fresh chopped cilantro.”

  • “This was a very flavorful rice. We tasted it before adding cheese and it tasted pretty good and even better with the cheese. I had to add a little more chicken broth and cook a little longer because my rice was still a little crunchy after 20 minutes.Thanks Chuckster. BullwinkleBullwinkle”

  • “excellent recipe! You could certainly do the salsa from scratch and do better than Pace…I would leave the cheese off and use it elsewhere.”