Very flavorful! This has been a go to recipe for me, thanks. Your options for adding flavor to brown rice … Thanks for the recipe! Just made it. We will definitely be making this again. The seasoning here is wonderful – just a little spice, not too much tomato. Mexican/Cajun jambalaya. Cooked it on high pressure for 22 minutes and boom — done! So much better with brown rice, and healthier too. I would have happily taken that shortcut if I had read the notes before leaving the store. The brown rice did, however, stay crunchy. I omitted the cayenne and added a couple cups of corn to this, and it was a huge hit with the whole family. Served it with your black bean and veggie enchilada and everyone enjoyed. PS. As this was cooking, the smell brought back so many memories and then I took my first bite. Can't wait to try this on the weekend – we were craving some Mexican last night! To make this Mexican Rice Recipe: Brown the Rice: Saute the onions, butter and rice about 5 minutes in a pot until the rice becomes golden in color. Hooray! I tried it because I wanted the healthier version that what my mother’s recipe is from Mexico. … Think I can make this without the oven part and get the same results?Just keep the rice covered and cooking on stove top? Jicama stands up well to not become clumpy. Love to hear your thoughts. Seven. © Cookie and Kate 2010 - 2021. Anyway it came out great and was very popular. So, a Mexican rice recipe wasn’t on my radar to make until Mallika emailed to request it a few months ago. I’m diabetic and in excellent control with an A1c of 5.2 because I NEVER eat starchy foods such as rice of any color. You CAN make this on the stove top. Heat butter or oil with lime juice in a skillet over medium-high heat. The instant pot readers will thank you. When giving it a stir half way through I try to really scrape at the bottom and that seems to help the bottom rice not crunch up. Let stand 5 minutes or until … How would this recipe do doubled? most likely the choice of basmati which really should be rinsed, and then soaked in still water for 30 mins before cooking. This rice looks awesome!! Recipe yields 6 to 8 side servings. just finished it and it's sitting on the stove while I wait for the Boy to get home. I’ve seen some success stories. What other adjustment should would I need to make for the broth or tomato puree? In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Hmmm, that’s a good idea. Really happy to hear that. Thank you for your review. This Quick Mexican Brown Rice is the perfect side dish that goes with everything from tacos, enchiladas, refried beans –you name it! This was delish! Ralph, you can make this on the stove, it’ll just be a little on the wet side. Thank you for your review. I love this with this slow cooker salsa chicken and guacamole on the side when I need an easy weeknight meal. I still haven’t quite cracked the code to perfectly fluffy rice every time, but I’ll see if I can work it out tonight for dinner. Shrimp. Printing out a 2 page recipe is difficult to work with. You’re welcome! He said Mmmmmmm (Good thing I had extra limes). This was a very good basic recipe that could be adapted endlessly to suit your own personal taste for “Mexican” rice. My family members think they don’t like brown rice, but they all loved this. So good and easy! Warm the olive oil in a medium Dutch oven* over medium heat until shimmering. Also, I’m excited to make the roasted veggie enchilada casserole for my vegetarian daughter in law who will be visiting for Christmas! So glad. I left out jalapeño and used white rice. Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. Rinse the rice under cold water in a fine-mesh strainer for at least one minute. Cupcake ipsum dolor sit amet chocolate bar halvah carrot cake donut. I’m glad they were happy tears! I’m glad you could adjust it to fit your needs. For the tomato’s, we used three and used it all in the rice. Like, very. Get new free recipes and exclusive content delivered right to your inbox: Your email address will not be published. Yum! If I have one complaint it is printing them, can you please have the recipes print on one page only. Do not allow the rice to burn. Anyway, I’ll try making it again… maybe on the stove top next time. Both are yummy! If you can’t find fresh, then yes you can substitute. This was delicious! I served it with refried blackbeans, cubed roasted sweet potato, and scrambled eggs :). Haha! Can I use those found in a jar? Any chance you could fly to Madrid and make me this? Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. :-), Thank you, Lisa! Recipe update 7/21/17: There’s nothing worse than sharing a recipe that has worked successfully several times, only to have it start acting up on you! Not sure if it was the rice or perhaps I browned it for too long in the oil? Thanks, Caitlin. ¡Arriba! I also add fresh ground pepper and a dash or two of Worcestershire before i cook it. Your version sounds tasty!! I’ve made it twice: the first time exactly as it says, and I had the same problem like some other reviewers – crunchy rice; so the second time I cooked the short grain brown rice in the pressure cooker for 18-20 minutes (I usually cook brown rice like this as it is so much faster) before I added it to a Dutch oven with everything else as per the recipe. sugar, and … I forgot to add parsley at the end because we were ready to eat. Baked for 40 minutes. Kids didn’t even notice it was brown rice ;-) I’m making this again for sure!! I can’t believe this worked for me because I have ruined many rice dishes. This information will not be used for any purpose other than enabling you to post a comment. I have a TJ near me so I will have to look for the frozen brown rice. Yum! Thanks for sharing, Dr. J! I made this with your veggie enchiladas and the homemade enchilada sauce. Thanks for the great recipe! The next day, the enchiladas had gotten soggy, so I took the spiced chicken out and mixed it with my Mexican Rice and… tadah !!!! Trying the Kiss (my Shrimp) and Grits tonight. I was wondering if you could use cauliflower “rice” too. I always add carrots and sometime peas or corn. I was sure not to overtoast the rice so not sure what the problem was… maybe bc my Dutch oven is cast iron? Try to find a decent naturopath, get him on the right restrictive diet, and the proper supplements – nutrisea, slippery elm. It’s super quick and much healthier than using a boxed pre-seasoned rice (also MUCH lower in sodium and made with real fresh veggies as opposed to dehydrated ones). Lentils might work, but they’ll probably be a little tricky since some lentils take longer/need more water than others (due to age). {"cookieName":"wBounce","isAggressive":false,"isSitewide":true,"hesitation":"30","openAnimation":false,"exitAnimation":false,"timer":"","sensitivity":"","cookieExpire":"30","cookieDomain":"","autoFire":"","isAnalyticsEnabled":true}, Red pepper flakes, optional, for extra heat. I would love to try it again but maybe on the stove next time I’d have better luck. Thank you Kate! I’m glad this one is a repeat for you! I’m not sure what you feel you are missing as the spices(jalapeño, red pepper flakes) are listed. I appreciate you so much! I made this rice today and we LOVED it!! What do you think  about using canned diced tomatoes (drained well)? Hi Kate, I haven’t been able to find fresh jalapenos in my local supermarkets here in Ireland. I’m adding a recipe note for using white rice if you’d prefer. This Mexican inspired side dish is perfect for those nights. Long Grain Brown Rice. Caramels chocolate bar donut cookie. Blend tomato, onion, garlic with 2 cups of water. I have tried several recipes and have not had any luck with brown rice and flavor. This side would pair well with a lot of recipes, yum :), This was a really tasty recipe. Wow this is one of the only things I’ve made that I couldn’t get enough of. About ⋄ Contact ⋄ Cookbook ⋄ Recipes ⋄ Shop ⋄ Subscribe, Cookie and Kate receives commissions on purchases made through our links to retailers. I been trying for a while to find a taste brown rice recipe. I’m tremendously thankful for you all. Stir to evenly coat the vegetables. Hi Gina, Looks delicious as always! stick with standard brown long-grain rice i’d say. Also, I substituted the jalopeno with a chipotle pepper, and substituted the tomato paste with Adobo sauce. It is VERY tasty. Each and every grain of brown rice is seasoned with juicy tomato sauce and spicy taco seasoning (that trusty homemade taco seasoning … Loved this recipe!! Maybe this recipe is routine for some people, but I cannot imagine it for me. But, if you would like more you could always add your favorite to amp it up more. My variation with white rice is very similar. Everyone should give this a go vegetarian or not.*****. Using a sautéed pan with a tight fitting lid add 1 tablespoon olive oil, when warm add 1 cup white rice (I prefer a medium or short grain rice) sautéed until rice is kind of clear looking or browned. Bring back to boil. I finally found a brown recipe that my whole family loves, including my wife who normally avoids all brown rice. You can do regular Mexican rice, which uses white rice. (It's all free.). I suggest a heavy bottomed pot. Dry beans require longer on the stove than brown rice, so I don’t think they’re a great candidate here. Thanks your comment and review, Edith. Instead of long grain brown rice I substituted sprouted brown rice. Bake until the liquid is absorbed (the … Yes, I started freezing my brown rice too! I thought about making a big batch and freezing some of it. Still got lots of compliments bc the flavor is so good! Am I missing something, or does the fact I’m from/in Texas mean that I’m used to a regional variation of some sort that this recipe isn’t targeted for? I cooked it for 1h 50 min and didn’t rinse. This Quick Mexican Brown Rice is the perfect side dish that goes with everything from. Just made this and it was delicious! Absolutely amazing flavors and so fresh. I’m so sorry to anyone who ended up with too-firm rice! Its alot easier then people realize to cook healthy and leave those boxes out of your house!! Thanks for sharing and for the review, Vivian. *Equipment notes: I used a medium Dutch oven for this recipe, which worked great. If you have a question, please skim the comments section—you might find an immediate answer there. Try using instant brown rice and adjust the cooking time. If you want to try that, I’d add as much liquid as specified on the package for the amount of lentils used. Thanks! Pour water and tomato sauce over the rice; stir. Cook: Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the rice … Add the cooked rice, stir, and cook for 1 minute or until heated through. brown rice recipes, Mexican Brown Rice, Mexican Rice, Mexican Side Dish, Spanish Rice recipe. Your recipes are always amazing, so I am sure I have finally found the best recipe for brown rice Mexican rice. I used brown basmati. I also used 1 3/4 cups rice and added 1/4 cup Quinoa for protien. Brown rice is a nutritious, high-fiber grain choice that makes a healthy side dish for your favorite entrees. Add the vegetable broth (watch out for splatters), tomato mixture, tomato paste (add a little extra if you’re using fresh tomatoes that aren’t super flavorful), and salt. Nice to have a recipe to make Mexican/Spanish rice using brown rice instead of white which we don’t have available at our house. Always free • Unsubscribe anytime, The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. ), Yum, this looks gorgeous! :). How would you suggest adding chicken to this dish? In other words, this Mexican brown rice recipe is our very favorite combination of things! I was skeptical using brown rice but this is excellent! I’m trying to figure out why this is 5pts if the only item that is worth any is the olive oil. It was very delicious! I’ve tried so many different Mexican rice recipes for years now and failed every time making it. My husband devored them. So easy! Agree that TJ brown rice is the best! I omitted the jalapeño as it was for a dinner party with some toddlers in attendance and it was still very flavorful. Will be a new staple. It was all delicious and skinny healthy. Looks great. You can use frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s or make your own frozen brown rice to keep on hand for busy nights! This was amaaaazing. I think I may make a meal out of this by serving it in large flour tortillas with pinto or black beans and avocado! Cook for about 45 minutes or until … I cook fresh, vegetarian recipes. best of luck! It was Basmati brown rice, and I did let it boil first. Thanks for sharing, Angie! Email me when Kate or another C+K reader replies directly to my comment. Sad face. Also, I cooked it all on the stovetop and added more liquid since it absorbed the liquid before rice was done. Please let me know how you like it! I finally have access to an oven after quite some time, so I was just now able to try this recipe. Thank you, Hilary! Thanks for sharing! Good flavor. You can save even more time by just stirring salsa into the rice. Leftover rice freezes great for later! One of my favorite recipes from your site. The only substitutions I made were adjusting spice for flavor, using chicken broth, and adding ground meat to the enchiladas … I am not exaggerating when I tell you my boyfriend was licking his plate clean! Pour into rice, cover, cook for 25 to 30 minutes on low until tender. Do you think I should just cook longer next time? Add the dry rice and continue sautéeing, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until rice becomes a golden brown color. Freeze the leftovers: Laurie says she freezes her leftovers in a large freezer bag (be sure to let it cool completely before bagging). Whole grains like brown rice are higher in fiber and protein than their white counterparts, making them more filling. You may be able to use a rice cooker, but I don’t have the specifics sorry! Then, you just bring the rice to a boil with rich, tomato-y broth (you can use ripe tomatoes or canned) and bake it in the oven for perfectly fluffy Mexican rice with amazing flavor. Loved this! Thanks, Laurie! Thanks GIna. Thanks for the recipe! If you have the room for it, I think you could bake the rice and a casserole on the same rack simultaneously. Stir in the cilantro and season to taste with additional salt, if necessary (I often add another ¼ to ½ teaspoon). We topped the rice with some fresh salsa, jalapeños, cheese & pepitas. Let me know what you think! Thank you for the first recipe for Mexican rice that uses brown rice that I prepared as written and didn’t ruin! Thanks again! Cookie and Kate is a registered trademark of Cookie and Kate LLC. Will definitely make it again! Yum! This recipe is made with brown rice, which is perfectly fluffy after baking in the oven. Place oil in an oven-save 12-inch dutch oven or straight-sided … Great to hear it worked for you, Laura. Thank you for sharing the spices you used and that they worked well. It was more than a hit. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 40 minutes. I already had TJs frozen brown rice in the freezer, and agree that it is the best frozen brown rice. I guarantee you it is worth the effort here! Anyway, thank you! Slow cooker note: I tried making this rice in a slow cooker (about 4 hours on high), and it didn’t turn out nearly as well (really mushy). I will increase the liquid by a 1/4 cup or so next time, to see if it reduces the amount of rice stuck to the dutch oven. I needed to add 2 cups of water at 45 minutes and another 2 cups 15 minutes later. Our free email newsletter delivers new recipes and special Cookie + Kate updates! Thanks for the tip! Can I use a rice cooker or a pan on the stove? This is becoming one of my lunch staples. Think I’ll cut back on browning the rice…, Next time I’m thinking of substituting Tajin for the salt…. The lime really brightens it even more. he mostly eats white basmati. This isn’t a quick recipe, but it does clear the stovetop for use. I have to make it again, it was SO delicious! I made it with white rice, since my husband won’t eat brown, and it was still good. I also cooked it on the stove for 20 minutes. If he can do white jasmine rice, that’s what I use. I sometimes use three ripe tomatoes, sometimes a combo of 2 ripe tomatoes and half a can of chopped diced tomatoes to make the 2 cups. Definitely going to be part of the rotation now! Thanks for another fantastic recipe! Wow-amazing flavors! We were out of tomato paste so I substituted a little ketchup, and I had to stretch out a cup of vegetable broth by combining it with a cup and a half of chicken broth. It could be your oven temperature also varies a little but more than mine. Wow, just wow! It’s a keeper!! 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