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!!
Fiesta Pinwheels Recipe -Whenever I serve these make-ahead appetizers, they disappear fast. When a friend at the office shared them with me, I knew in one bite I'd be bringing her recipe home for the holidays. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Pan Burritos Recipe -Our family loves Mexican food, so this flavorful, satisfying casserole is a favorite. It's nice to have a way to get the taste of burritos and be able to cut servings any size you want. -Joyce Kent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Fantastic Beef Fajitas Recipe -The first time I made these beef fajitas, my family couldn't get enough. The next time I had to make a double batch so everyone had enough. This is a favorite evening meal for me because it fixes up quick. It would be a good one for entertaining, too—the avocados add a nice dash of color. —Marla Brenneman, Goshen, Indiana
Chili Tortilla Bake Recipe -A homestyle Tex-Mex casserole is all it takes to gather the whole family around the dinner table. With popular flavors and a bubbly cheese topping, you won't have to worry about leftovers. —Celine Weldy, Cave Creek, Arizona
Sausage Manicotti Recipe -This classic Italian entree comes together in a snap, but tastes like it took hours. It's so tasty and easy to fix. My family always enjoys it. —Carolyn Henderson, Maple Plain, Minnesota