Brown rice is cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and jalapenos making this Mexican Rice so flavorful and delicious! A great side dish for Cinco de Mayo!
Happy Friday! And it is an especially happy Friday because it is Cinco de Mayo and Derby weekend. Aka lot of delicious food and great drinks. I wanted to post something for Cinco de Mayo, and visions of churros and fish tacos and magaritas were dancing through my head. And those ideas are still floating around to make this weekend, but I really wanted to go back to basics, Cinco de Mayo style, and make some Mexican Brown Rice.
Ok I know, it sounds kind of boring. But sometimes simple food is the best food. Like this Mexican rice – it is nothing fancy, just some brown rice with tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos (and a few other goodies!), but it is so good! Plus it is the perfect side dish to make for your Cinco de Mayo feasts.
Ok also, I can’t lie, I made this rice on Sunday so that we would have something healthy to eat for dinner after work on Monday! And we absolutely loved it. We topped it with fresh lime, cilantro, pepperjack cheese, and avocado. The flavors are amazing! Serve it alongside some seasoned grilled chicken and you have a healthy, delicious, and easy meal.
I love looking through the taste tests on Cook’s Illustrated. I think it is so great that they go through the trouble of testing every product so that we know what will taste the best! Major Nerd Alert, I know. But in case you are also curious, the two types of long-grain brown rice they recommend are Goya Brown Riceand Lundberg Organic.
Hope everyone has a great, festive weekend! What are you going to eat / drink?
You probably need a cocktail to go with this rice, right?