Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Joan Reeves aka SlingWords
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

Saturday Share Recipe: Tex-Mex Rice

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

In Texas, what most people call Mexican food is what we call Tex-Mex because it’s not traditional Mexican fare. It’s the best of both worlds, and it’s what we eat quite often.

When we go Don Ramon or Papasito, I like the rice best of all.

It has a wonderful aroma and subtle spicy flavor, It’s  good by itself or mixed with fajita meat or charro beans.

Even better, combine fajita meat, charro beans, and rice in a tortilla. Roll it up and you’ll have a quick meal that will excite your taste buds.

If you have any leftover rice, make a casserole with ground beef, Rotel tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheddar cheese. (If you want that recipe, leave a comment and I’ll publish it next Saturday.)



1/4 cup olive oil

2 cups long grain rice

1 small to medium onion, diced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1 medium to large tomato, diced

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspooon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chile powder

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups chicken broth


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. (Use a pan with a lid because you’ll cover it later.)

2. Add rice and stir until the kernels are golden brown.

3. Add onion, bell pepper, and tomato. Saute until onion looks clear.

4. Stir in tomato sauce, broth, garlic powder, cumin, chile powder, and salt. Mix well.

5. Bring to a full boil, reduce heat to low, and cover with lid.

6. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. (Every stove has a different simmer heat level so it may take less time or more time for the liquid to be absorbed and the rice to be done and fluffy, but not gummy.)


I hope you’ll love this recipe as much as I do. Let me know if you want the recipe for Enchilada Pie using leftover Tex-Mex Rice.


Website * Blog * Amazon * BookBub * Facebook * Twitter * YouTube 

Joan Reeves aka SlingWords: The Word Slinging Adventures of Joan Reeves


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Load more ...




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.