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Grandma Delia’s Mexican Rice: Arroz Rojo

Grandma Delia’s Mexican Rice: Arroz Rojo
Lana Sands
  • On August 5, 2012

Santa Barbara Fiesta! What a weekend?!? Full of parades, music, food, and festivities! Who am I kidding? Yes, I saw the parade from the window of my work, and yes, I heard the music (like everyone else that lives in Santa Barbara) from my bedroom at night, and instead of gathering at the many parks providing authentic Mexican food, I decided to attempt my Grandmother’s authentic Mexican rice. It’s almost as good ;)

Grandma Delia’s Mexican Rice:

2 Table Spoons Vegetable Oil
1 Cup Minced Yellow Onion
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 Cup Long Grain Rice, uncooked
1/4 Cup of Canned Tomato Sauce
1 3/4 Chicken Broth
1 Cube of Chicken Bullion
Sea Salt for Taste

1. Heat oil in pan, stir in onion and garlic, add rice when onions are translucent. Toast rice for about 3 minutes or until browned a bit.

2. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and cube of chicken bullion. Bring to a boil. Let simmer on low heat. Salt for taste.

3. Let cook about 15 minutes or until ready.


  1. that looks soooo heavenly~~~ xO!, yum!!!

  2. Jen

    I love mexican rice! Looks good.

  3. Hello, nice recipe I cook this plate a lot. I have an idea for your rice, if you don’t want to use the canned tomato sauce; you can make it like this you mix 3 tomatos, with ognion and garlic. You add some water and that’ it!

  4. Hello… I travelled to Mexico and I know how to make a good rice… Did you know that you can try to make a green rice, with some chile poblano… But I don’t know if it is easy to be found… Thanks for the receipe, it makes me hungry!