Mexican Style Brown Rice

This might not be the quickest recipe, but I assure you its worth the time!

You Will Need:

  • 1/4 cup oil of choice
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 jalapeno; minced I throw it in a food processor
  • 2 medium tomatoes; quartered
  • 1 small yellow onion; quartered
  • 2 cloves of garlic; minced
  • 2 1/2 cups veggie stock or water
  • 1T tomato paste
  • salt, pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, chili powder to taste! Use any combination or none… depends on how spicy you like your stuff!
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place tomato, onion and garlic in a food processor and blend until almost smooth. You’ll need 2 cups of this mixture; you can use the rest if there is any for something else. Salsa maybe?
  2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan, add the rice and minced jalapeno and mix until the rice is slightly browned; about 2-3 minutes. Pour in the tomato mixture, veggie stock and tomato paste, stir to combine. Add your seasonings now!
  3. Bring to a boil before turning down the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring occasionally.
  4. Before serving, mix in chopped cilantro and serve with your favourite tacos, refried beans or whatever you want!


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