Flavorful Mexican Rice Recipe – A Burst of Flavor in Every Bite
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, few dishes are as beloved and versatile as Mexican Rice. This recipe will take you on a culinary journey with its rich flavors and easy preparation. Whether you're looking for a delicious side dish or a satisfying main course, this dish has you covered. Our secret ingredient? Fire Cider!
Let's dive in.
- 2 tablespoons of Oil (Bacon grease adds a smoky depth)
- 2 cups of long-grain rice, rinsed
- 8 ounces of tomato purée (Muti's 24.5 oz glass jar is my preferred brand)
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 8 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 tablespoons of Fire Cider
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon of cumin
- 2 Bay leaves
- Lime wedges
- Fresh cilantro leaves
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the rice and diced onion. Cook until rice is golden, and the onions become slightly translucent.
2. After toasting the rice to a lovely golden hue, add the chicken and tomato bullion cubes, Fire Cider, and chicken stock. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Add the minced garlic and the bay leaves. Give one final stir. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Turn off the burner and let sit, covered, for an additional 15-20 minutes. It's crucial not to remove the lid during this resting period. This step ensures perfectly fluffy rice.
5. Just before serving, fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
6. Garnish your Mexican Rice with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a generous sprinkling of chopped cilantro.
This Mexican Rice is incredibly versatile. Enjoy it as a stand alone dish, a flavorful side, or try it in a burrito for a zesty twist. For a satisfying breakfast, pair it with a fried egg, a few slices of avocado, some pickled veggies and toast. The options are endless!
This recipe is a flavor-packed journey with a reverent nod to Mexico's rich culinary traditions. The combination of bacon grease, Fire Cider, and aromatic spices creates a symphony of tastes that will leave you craving more. So, grab your apron, get cooking, and savor this mouthwatering delight. Don't forget the lime and cilantro – they're the perfect finishing touch to this delicious dish. Enjoy!