Quick Mexican dishes are my favorite during the week. Tacos and fajitas are quick and easy. I sometimes struggle with the side dishes. I came up with this Quick Mexican Rice recipe and it is a winner. It is just as good, if not better, than the rice at the Mexican place. It is super simple - rice, Rotel, chicken broth and a little chili powder. It only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Just enough time to whip up some tacos or sauté some fajitas!
Quick Mexican Rice
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1-1/2 cups long grain cooking rice, uncooked
- 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 (10oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for approximately 20 minutes.