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Authentic Mexican Rice


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white rice (can use whole grain rice it just takes longer to cook, or quinoa).
  • 2.5 cups chicken or veggie broth (chicken bone broth works great too).
  • 2 TBS tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (optional)
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Sauté onion and garlic in ~2TBS olive oil until fragrant. Add rice until it starts to golden. Add broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes ( longer if using whole grain rice). With ~5 minute remaining, toss in frozen peas, cover and allow to cook until peas are heated through. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!