Liven up plain white rice with deliciously easy restaurant-style Mexican rice. Its aromatic Mexican-style base with the traditional addition of mixed vegetables will have you going back for seconds! Use it alone as a side dish for your favorite Mexican dishes or in place of white rice in burrito wraps or bowls for extra flavor.
In a mesh strainer, rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Drain well.
In a large skillet heat oil and add rice. Cook until the rice starts to appear somewhat glossy.
Once browned, add garlic, onion, cumin, bouillon, and tomato sauce and stir to mix.
Add water and frozen vegetables and stir gently.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer covered until all the liquid is absorbed, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Vegetarian Adaptation: Substitute vegetable soup base or Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base (affiliate link) for chicken bouillon. The No Chicken Base is the closest flavor to real chicken soup base that I have found, and it really enhances my vegetarian dishes. A beef version (affiliate link) is also available.Gluten-free: Some bouillon contains wheat or rye. Check your labels or buy certified GF bouillon.