Spicy Mexican Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Mexican rice is an everyday staple typically enjoyed with beans, avocado, eggs or your favorite protein. Add a subtle nudge of heat by dropping in a whole jalapeno while the rice is cooking!


  1. Saute 1 chopped onion in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 1 cup white rice and cook until toasted, 3 minutes. Add 1 2/3 cups water, 1 chopped plum tomato, 2 teaspoons tomato paste and 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and cumin; bring to a boil. Add 1 whole jalapeno. Cover; simmer 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit 5 minutes. Discard the jalapeno. Top with cilantro.