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 H3 years ago

Thank you, for Sharing this!

Melissa F.
Melissa DogLover3 years ago

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

Val M.
Val M3 years ago


Elena T.
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you :)

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Simply yummy!

Donna Ferguson
Donna F3 years ago


Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M3 years ago

My favorite rice!

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R3 years ago

Interesting. Thanks.

Natasha Salgado
natasha s3 years ago

Sounds yummy!

Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo3 years ago

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