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Mexican-Style Orange Rice

The Best Mexican-Style Orange Rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 266 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup long grain rice 190 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 2 tbsp canned tomato concentrate 28 grams
  • handful finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Add 2 cups vegetable broth into a sauce pan and heat with a medium-high heat

  2. At the same time, heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  3. Meanwhile, roughly chop 1 small onion and roughly chop 4 cloves garlic

  4. Add the chopped onion and garlic into the pan with the hot olive oil, mix continuously, after 4 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in 1 cup uncooked long grain rice (rinse under cold water before adding), continue to mix and lightly toast the rice for 2 minutes, then add in 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, 2 tbsp canned tomato concentrate and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together

  5. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, add in the hot vegetable broth, give it one final mix so everything is evenly distributed, then place a lid on the pan and lower the heat to a low-medium heat

  6. Once all the broth has been absorbed by the rice (15 minutes in my case), raise the heat to a medium-high heat and go for 60 to 90 seconds, then turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 3 to 4 minutes with the lid on, then remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork

  7. Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with lime wedges and sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
The Best Mexican-Style Orange Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Vitamin A 254IU5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.