This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don't put in peas or carrots like I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my sons girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!!
Party Jollof Rice (Nigerian) | long grain rice 3 large/ 4 medium red bell peppers 1/2 can of plum tomatoes/ 2medium size tomatoes 11/2 scotch bonnet 120g tomato paste 2 large size onions 100ml /6tablespoons cooking oil 2 full tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1/2 teaspoon curry powder and thyme 1/2 teaspoon seasoning or any seasons of your choosing 3 knorr chicken cubes 2 teaspoons white pepper 3 bay leaves