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Spicy Mexican Rice

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste


  • In a saucepot over high heat, combine the water, tomato sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt. Bring the mix to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the long grain rice and butter. Stir to combine and melt the butter.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Cover the saucepot and let the rice mix simmer, covered, for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepot from the heat and stir well.
  • Serve while hot.


Feel free to experiment with additional ingredients. Spicy Mexican rice is terrific with many additions: black beans, pinto beans, chopped tomato, and cooked peas are just a few ideas to mix into the rice prior to serving.