This Mexican rice has to be the cheapest, tastiest thing that I make. I spent about $2 making it.


– Vegetable oil – Medium-grain white rice – Yellow onion – Garlic – Tomato sauce – Water – Salt – Pepper

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium-sized pan. Stir in the uncooked rice and saute until it's golden. Add the onion and garlic and let cook until the onion becomes tender and translucent.

Add the tomato sauce and water, and sprinkle in the salt and pepper.

Bring water to a boil, cover the pan with a lid, and bring down to low heat. Let it cook for 20 minutes.