Best Homemade Mexican Rice



  • 2 cups rice long grain
  • ¼ – ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 small can (8oz) tomato sauce
  • 6 stems cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 cups water + 2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes (or 4 cups chicken broth)
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of garlic pepper


  1. Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add rice and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube to 4 cups water and microwave for 3 minutes.
  4. When rice is brown, add water, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and garlic pepper to pan.
  5. Stir and cover pan. Let simmer for 40 minutes. to an hour.

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