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Mexican Brown Rice

Mexican Brown RiceI have always enjoyed the Mexican rice served in fine restaurants, however it is usually made with white rice. Here is a spicy brown rice version of the wonderful Mexican dish. Serves 4.


  • 1 Tbsp corn oil
  • 1 c long grain brown rice
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable broth mix
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dry cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 1/2 c boiling water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. On medium heat in a 2 quart pot, saute rice in corn oil a minute.
  2. Add broth mix, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and cilantro. Saute another minute.
  3. Add boiling water, stir, and bring to simmer. Stir again, cover, reduce heat to very low and simmer about 30-35 minutes.
  4. Fold in salt, pepper, and butter.
  5. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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