How to Make Arroz Rojo at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Mexican food is always full of surprises. The flavours, spices, and the style of cooking are what makes it different from other cuisines. Mexico is a great place and the food that this place has given to the globe is just amazing. I mean, we food bloggers are lucky enough to have those Mexican cuisines on our list and we feel fortunate enough to share them with all your food lovers.

Such an easy yet delicious recipe is what I am here with today. The Mexican Arroz Rojo (Red Rice) is today’s special and I will be your host today to help you in making this recipe at home. Stay tuned and follow me for the best Arroz Rojo recipe at home.

Pro tip: this recipe not only has good flavours and taste but is nutritious too. It has various ingredients that are good for health and have many beneficial effects on your health. The garlic and peanut oil used in this recipe are very healthy for the body. You must consider these ingredients in all the meals that you consume in your daily life.

So, let’s start making this Mexican Red Rice recipe without any further delay. To begin with here is the first important thing that you need to make any recipe, and that thing is nothing but the ingredients. Check out the table below for the list of ingredients that you will need to make this Arroz Rojo at home.

Ingredients for Arroz Rojo

IngredientsAmount
Peanut oil2 tsp
Long grain white rice1 cup
Garlic2 cloves
Onion (chopped)1 medium
Tomato (chopped)2
Tomato sauce1 can
Chicken broth1 ¼ cups
Chili powder2 tsp
Salt½ tsp

These ingredients are available at your nearest supermarket store. Get them fast and hop straight into your kitchen.

The time taken to make this recipe is not much. It takes only a few minutes to make this recipe. Take a look at the time frame of this Arroz Rojo below:

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal time
10 minutes30 minutes40 minutes

Now comes the most important and very easy part. This step will show you how to make this delicious Red Rice recipe at home and that too in some few minutes. Follow the steps for the best recipe ever.

Arroz Rojo Recipe

Arroz Rojo recipe
  1. Take a large and heavy saucepan and add some oil in it.
  2. Keep the saucepan on medium-high heat and heat the oil well.
  3. Add the rice, garlic and onions and sauté them until they are translucent in colour. For about 2 minutes.
  4. Now add the chicken broth, tomato paste and salt in it and mix them well.
  5. Let the mixture boil and reduce the heat to low once it boils. Wait until the rice is cooked correctly or tender. It will take about 30 minutes.
  6. Now remove the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes and then garnish with some coriander and serve immediately.

Do follow all the steps that I’ve mentioned above and you’ll come to know why I love Mexican food so much.

Nutritional Breakdown of Arroz Rojo

The nutritional background of this recipe is excellent and you will find it very nutritious after having a look at the table below.

Calories217
Protein4.2 gm
Carbohydrates37.2 gm
Fiber2.9 gm
Fat6.1 gm
Cholesterol4.9 mg
Iron2.6 mg
Calcium34.9 mg

How to Make Arroz Rojo at Home | Video

If you need some more help regarding this recipe, then here is a video that can help you. Watch it and make all your doubts clear and have a better recipe on your plate.

Video by Jauja Cocina Mexicana

Thanks for your time and I hope this will help you to make this Arroz Rojo at home. Do share your story or experience of making this meal and do comment down any suggestions or queries of yours in the comments box provided below. Till then have a great day and happy cooking!

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