Fiesta Bowl with Mexican Rice

Here's what you need: Mexican Rice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 can (8 oz) Tomato Sauce

Fiesta Bowl

  • Trader Joes fully cooked carnitas, heated
  • Roasted corn, heated
  • Organic black beans, heated
  • Mexican blend cheese
  • Trader Joes Guacamole


To prepare Mexican Rice: In medium sized pan heat olive oil until hot. Add sweet onion and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Pour rice into pan, coating all the grains with oil. Next, add cumin, salt, pepper and garlic and stir to incorporate all the seasoning. Stir in broth, plus 1/2 cup of water and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer on medium low until all liquid absorbs.

TIP: Be careful not to burn the bottom of the rice as the tomato sauce might stick to the bottom of the be safe, cook on medium heat and keep a close eye on pot.

To serve: Plate rice in a small bowl with carnitas, corn and black beans on top. Add cheese & guacamole to complete the dish.

Mexican at home in less than 30 minutes! 

Original recipe altered to my personal taste: Source



  1. October 23, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, this looks really good! Yum!

    • October 24, 2014 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you! Your should give it a try! :–)

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