Oaxaca Rice 2

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Recipe: #40458

April 10, 2023

"They do not include seasoning, so if the bouillon doesn't add enough salt add some more"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (223.4 g)
  • Calories 186.6
  • Total Fat - 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 18.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 3 g
  • Calcium - 15.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In large covered sauce pan heat olive oil on medium high heat.

Step 2

Stir in rice and cook until slightly browned 5 minutes, stirring often.

Step 3

In the meantime, dissolve bouillon cube in water, heating in the microwave speeds up the process.

Step 4

Add the warm stock to rice and cook with cover on until rice has absorbed about 1/2 of the water 10 minutes.

Step 5

Add all the remaining ingredients and stir into rice.

Step 6

Continue cooking with cover on until rice is done and water absorbed, 10 minutes.

Step 7

Let rest covered 10 minutes off heat.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the tomato, choose one that is firm and has a bright red color.
  • When selecting the serrano pepper, choose one that is bright green and firm, with no signs of wrinkling.

  • Substitution 1: Replace the chicken bouillon with vegetable broth. This substitution will allow for a vegetarian dish, and the vegetable broth will add a more intense flavor.
  • Substitution 2: Replace the serrano pepper with jalapeno pepper. This substitution will provide a milder flavor, as jalapenos are significantly less spicy than serranos.

Vegan Oaxaca Rice Substitute vegetable bouillon for the chicken bouillon and use a vegan-friendly oil such as coconut oil or avocado oil instead of olive oil.

Grilled Vegetable Skewers - Grilled vegetable skewers are the perfect accompaniment to Oaxaca Rice 2. The sweetness of the vegetables pairs nicely with the savory flavors of the rice and peppers, and the smoky flavor of the grilled vegetables adds an extra layer of flavor. Plus, they're easy to make and can be served as a side or as an appetizer.

Chipotle Lime Crema: This creamy and flavorful sauce is a great way to add a bit of zing to Oaxaca Rice 2. The smoky chipotle flavor complements the savory flavors of the rice, while the lime adds a nice brightness to the dish. Plus, it's easy to make and can be served as a dipping sauce or a topping.


Q: How long do I need to cook the rice?

A: You need to cook the rice for a total of 20 minutes, with the cover on, until the rice is done and the water is absorbed. Let rest for 10 minutes off heat.

Q: What type of rice should I use?

A: Any type of long-grain white rice can be used for cooking. Basmati or jasmine rice are the most popular types of rice for this recipe.

2 Reviews


LOVED this rice. Great flavor and combination of veggie additions. It's easy to make, too. I think the chicken broth made a huge difference. YUM!


review by:
(11 May 2023)


This might be the most flavorful rice I've ever had... also, the most SPICY! Holy moly! Will definitely make again, but will omit the serrano. I'm a WIMP! But even with it being so spicy I felt my face light on fire, it was SO GOOD that I couldn't stop eating it! If you like spicy, this is a rice recipe for you! And if you don't want heat, still make this... just adjust the amount of serrano (or omit). Made for the AmaZ'ing Race 2023 (Oaxaca, Mexico).


review by:
(4 May 2023)

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Fun facts:

The recipe for Oaxaca Rice 2 is a popular Mexican dish that is often served as a side dish. It was said to have been invented by the Aztecs in the 16th century and was named after the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

The famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known to be a fan of Oaxaca Rice 2. She included the dish in her self-portrait paintings, symbolizing her love for Mexican food and culture.