Mexican Rice

Recipe: Mexican Rice From: Toni Okamoto atPlant Based on a Budget

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This rice has to be the cheapest, tastiest thing that I make. I spent about $2 making this dish. I suggest buying rice (and anything else that you can) in bulk its a lot cheaper and less wasteful of packaging.


  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat vegetable oil in a medium sized pan. Fry the uncooked rice until it’s golden.
  • Add onion and garlic and let cook until onions become translucent.
  • Add tomato sauce and two cups of water, then stir with about a tsp of both salt and pepper.
  • Bring water to a boil, cover the pan with a lid and bring down heat to a low temperature. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes at low heat.
  • Enjoy!


Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you, for Sharing this!

Melissa F.
Melissa DogLover2 years ago

Looks yummy... I only like mexican rice one in awhile, and only with some sour cream on top.

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener2 years ago

Simply yummy!

Donna Ferguson
Donna F.2 years ago


Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.2 years ago

My favorite rice!

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago

Interesting. Thanks.

Natasha Salgado

Sounds yummy!

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo2 years ago

Thank you for the recipe. I love cumin, so I will add a dash or two..