Easy Mexican Rice


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans Ro Tel  Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the olive oil and chopped onions.
  3. Cook until the onion is soft but not browned, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. The rice will start to look translucent.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a microwave safe casserole dish with a lid.
  6. Pour the cans of tomatoes with their juice, garlic and ground cumin into a blender and blend until smooth.
  7. Add enough water to make 3 cups of liquid and blend.
  8. Add the tomato mixture to the rice, stir and microwave on high for about 18-20 minutes.
  9. Stir 3 times while cooking.
  10. Remove from the microwave, stir, replace the lid and let stand for 5 minutes.

(If not using the microwave method, then add the tomato mixture to the rice in the skillet in 1 cup increments, stirring after each addition of liquid until it is totally absorbed.)


Serves 6

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