Arroz con Tomate

Arroz con Tomate is easy, delicious and perfect for serving with your favorite Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes

Arroz con Tomate

Arroz con Tomate which means rice with tomato is super easy and delicious. It does take a tiny bit more work than a box or bag of rice but it’s well worth it.

One of the nice things about this recipe is it’s easily made vegan and vegetarian-friendly just by using vegetable broth instead of chicken. Recipes that can be easily customized for special diets are always great to have on hand.

How To Make Arroz con Tomate

Here’s What You’ll Need:

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  • bell pepper
  • onion
  • garlic
  • rice
  • tomato sauce
  • chicken or vegetable broth
  • vegetable or olive oil

Heat the oil in a large pot with a lid

Add the diced onion and bell pepper

Cook until softened

Add rice and garlic and cook a couple more minutes

Pour in the broth and tomato sauce

Bring to a boil

Cover, reduce heat and cook until done

What Equipment Will I Need to Make Arroz con Tomate?

You will need a pot or pan with a tight-fitting lid, a good knife, cutting board, can opener, measuring cups and spoons, as well as a wooden spoon for stirring. Nothing fancy here just basic kitchen equipment.


Here are more rice sides:
More Mexican Inspired Dishes

Arroz con Tomate

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Micha M


  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons oil


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

  2. Cook the bell pepper, onion, and garlic for four to five minutes.
  3. Add the rice and cook for another five minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is translucent.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.

  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.

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  1. lovebakesgoodcakes says

    Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends, Micha – I’ll be sharing this on Facebook later today!


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