Comfort Food Classics: Arroz Blanco (Mexican White Rice)

Quick and easy recipe for fluffy white rice seasoned with with onion and garlic.

Mexican White Rice -

Arroz Blanco (Mexican white rice) is a family favorite side dish that I make about once a week. My kiddies actually prefer it as a side dish over Mexican Rice. It's a wonderful and delicious side dish that plays nicely with Mexican and Asian dishes. And it's also delicious stirred into your favorite soups. Unlike traditional white rice which is made just by boiling rice in water, this Sopa de Arroz Blanco is made by frying the rice until it turns a lovely golden hue, then it's cooked in a mixture of chicken broth, onion, and garlic that add a ton of flavor for a delicious rice dish.

Mexican white rice -

Arroz Blanco
(Mexican White Rice)

  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup long-grain rice

Puree onion, garlic, and chicken broth in a blender until smooth; set aside. 

Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet or saucepan over high-heat. Add rice and fry in oil until light golden brown. Carefully pour in the chicken broth puree; season with salt. DO NOT STIR AFTER THIS POINT! Cover skillet and let rice come to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer until no liquid remains. Remove from heat and let set for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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  1. I like the idea of the puree of onion and garlic, and cooking the rice in a chicken stock/bouillion. Rice can sometimes be bland if eaten just plainly boiled. This is definitely a method to try.

    I will have to come back and take a good look at your other recipes. I keep forgetting too, yet Mexican food is something we try to make a few times a month.

  2. Thank you so much!!!! I am Mexican, but was raised in the US and my mommie is not here to give me all the recipes I would love to cook for my boyfriend. I am starting to "venture" into making anything and your recipe for the simplest and most delicious rice looks like it would be perfect to make :)

  3. omg, your recipes make me hungry!

  4. I tried your white rice recipe and it came out divine! Thanks from OKC

  5. Hi Janie!
    I'm so glad you like the recipe for white rice. It's one of my favorites. :)