Mexican Rice

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(Recipe ID: 164)

Serves 4 to 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cook time: 30 minutes

Source: Chef Joseph Lowery

Just like it is made in hundreds of Southwestern restaurants.  The better the quality of rice, the better the taste of the dish.


Items indicated with an astrisk (*) available for purchase in the Avanti Savoia store.

  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Olive oil* *
  • 1 Medium white onion
  • 2 Medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced and mashed
  • 1 cup Carnaroli white rice* *
  • 2 cups Chicken stock (or water)
  • 1 teaspoon Fleur de Sel Salt* *
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper* *
  • 1 Small can green peas


  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan and quickly saute (2 or 3) minutes onion, tomatoes, carrots, and garlic.
  2. Stir in rice and cook over low heat another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. While rice is cooking, bring the stock to a boil and pour in with the rice.
  4. It will boil furiously at first.
  5. When it subsides, add salt and pepper, cover and reduce heat.
  6. Cook approximately 20 minutes.
  7. 2 minutes before serving add peas and stir to combine.