Secrets that You Keep

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Time for Part 1 of my August Secret Recipe Club entry! This month I was assigned my Group A blog and was also able to pick up an orphan blog from Group D.   First up: Cookin’ Mimi, a blog that has essentially been around since Micha was 4 years old and her first recipe published.  Needless to say her blog is stuffed full of delicious recipes.   I was able to narrow down to five recipes, some sweet and some savory, before finally narrowing it down to a final two recipes.  In the end, I had to go with her Mexican Rice as this is something I’m frequently making ala a box.  I was intrigued by the idea of making my own and the fact that it’s super easy makes it even better.  I did make some changes in order to add an extra kick to the dish, for those seeking a milder (and probably more traditional version) make to sure to head over to Cookin’ Mimi!

Mexican Rice


2Tablespoons butter or oil

1/4 vidalia onion, diced

1 cup long grain white rice

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1 clove of minced garlic

1 jalapeno, diced

1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes, undrained

2 cups of vegetable broth

salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook for five minutes before adding the rice. Cook 2-3 minutes or until rice is translucent and fragrant, stirring frequently to prevent garlic from burning.
  2. Add the tomatoes with their juice along with the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked. Remove from heat and let rest, still covered, for five minutes. Fluff rice with fork and serve.

I served mine topped with some shredded cheese, and with some enchiladas verde but have a feeling this rice would also go great inside of burritos.  I’m totally going to give her Irish Tea cake a try in the near future – gotta love a dessert where are all the ingredients are ones I always have on hand.

Make sure to check out the rest of Group A’s entries – including my second one!

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    1. The rice was excellent – so much better than anything out of a box! plus it was soooo easy since I was already cutting things for the enchiladas

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