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Mexican Rice

Are you looking for an easy side dish for tonight’s Taco Tuesday celebration?  Look no further than this Mexican rice, which is flavorful and so easy to make.  I followed this recipe and it came out perfectly.  It’s as easy as cooking rice in chicken stock with some garlic powder, cumin, a little butter, and salsa.  Done.

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Note: if you see a little liquid on the top when the timer is done, don’t keep cooking.  Simply stir it in – this sucker is DONE.

You honestly just stick the ingredients in a pot and forget about it for 25 minutes.  You don’t even need to stir it.  Despite your lack of effort, you’ll still end up with rice that’s nice and fluffy.

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Fluffy fluffy.  (Note: It would probably be good to sprinkle a little shredded cheese on the top.  I can’t imagine that would be bad.)

This is perfect as a side dish, but I could also totally see it as part of a burrito filling.  Maybe with some cilantro?  And make sure you use salsa that’s at least medium heat.  Mild just won’t cut it here.  You need flava flav!

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Funny enough, I served this rice as part of a non-Mexican-themed meal.  Still good.

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