Roasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano
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For the roasted tomatoes:
- 1 ½ pounds ripe cherry or grape tomatoes
- 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon crushed dried piquín chiles
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon cumin seeds crushed with a mortar or knife
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or coarse sea salt
For the rice:
- 2 cups Mahatma® Rice jasmine white rice
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ¼ cup finely chopped white onion
- 3 cups chicken broth vegetable broth or water
- ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
To make the roasted tomatoes:
- Preheat oven to 450℉. Place tomatoes on a small baking sheet and cover with the garlic, piquín, oregano, cumin, olive oil and salt. Toss well. Place in the oven and let the tomatoes roast until completely wrinkled, mushy and slightly charred, about 25 minutes. Remove them from the oven.
To make the rice:
- Heat the vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. Once hot, add the rice and stir to coat as it cooks for a minute. Make room in the middle and add the onion, stir to mix with the rice, and continue cooking until the rice grains change color to a deep bright white and feel heavier and make a louder sound as you stir, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth, orange juice, and salt and stir. Increase heat to medium high, and once it is bubbling strongly, add the roasted tomatoes with all their juices on top. Give it the gentlest stir, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, or until all liquid has been absorbed and you see no more at the bottom of the pan. Turn off heat and keep covered until you serve.
78comments inRoasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano
This is my go to rice now.
Love the flavors of the comino and oregano. Delicioso!!!
It is mine as well Maricela, so glad you like it!
Thank you for everything 🙂 !
Everything is wonderful..
If I made a little wish, it would be to make the picture of the dish printable along with the recipe ~!
So glad you liked it! If you put your mouse on top of the picture and click the right button, it will give you the option to save the photo as a jpg file and then you can print it!
Since my son has been allergic to tomatoes since birth , I substitute mini sweet peppers in most things. I’m thinking of trying it in this. It seems to work in other recipes. What do you think? He loves jasmine rice.
I think it is a great idea Deb, let me know how it comes out 🙂
I have made this recipe a number of times and it’s always a crowd pleaser. I have learned so much about Mexico and its regional styles of cooking from watching your show. Thank you!
Thanks so much James, so glad to read you have been tuning in and enjoying the show 😉
Tried it out today (2/12/2023) – used cayenne pepper instead of piqiuin chiles; used cumin powder instead of seeds; it was moist, flavorful, and delicious. It was the perfect side to some wings I had grilled as well as a lechon my wife made. Thank you for sharing your gift!
Thanks to you for sharing this Richard, un abrazo!
Super yummo! I kind of halved the recipe, or almost. I will probably do a full next time because it is the perfect dish to share. I cut the pepper in half because I was unfamiliar with it but next time I’ll go full on. I liked roasting the tomato, olive oil and spices in the oven. The tomatoes were singing! What a wonderful smell in the house. I added spinach for nutrition and will probably add beans next time for extra proteins – had beans on the side this time. This is a real comfort dish and seems to be able to accompany practically any fish or meat. I am so grateful to be able to learn to make these tasty dishes at home. Thank you Patti! Shalom shalom!
Thanks to you for this amazing review Melissa, so glad you liked it!
My wife and I love, love, love your show. I made this tonight and paired it with Amarillito Mole with chicken. I was out of piquin chilies so substituted chiltepin and only used half the amount to reduce the heat. Turned out fabulous.
Yum, great menu Butch, so glad you guys enjoyed it!
Absolutely loved this rice❤ Thank you Pati for all you share with us👏💕
So very happy to hear Tamara, yay!
This rice was absolutely delicious! Couldn’t find the chilies though and I missed that spice. I recently moved to NOVA from Texas where I could find all the ingredients. Do you have any suggestions on where to shop for Mexican ingredients in this area? Thanks so much! I enjoy your recipes and show.
Hola Jenny, so glad you found this rice yummy! In the NOVA area I know you can find Mexican ingredients at Best Way in Annandale or at the Mega Mart either in Alexandria or in Columbia Pike, good luck!
We saw the episode that featured this recipe on Saturday, and knew immediately that I had to make it! I halved the recipe, since there’s only 2 of us, and we devoured every bit. Paired with baked cod and veggies, this was the perfect easy weeknight dinner! Love love your show, Pati!
And I love that you loved this rice and the show Becky 😉
Absolutely loved this rice dish, however I recommend you cut the salt in half if using chicken broth.
Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
The rice is very tasty and easy to make. I enjoyed tremendously. Thanks for the recipe.
My pleasure Doreen, so glad to read you enjoyed it!
Terrific recipe. We have made several times, so tasty!
So happy to hear Monica!
Tim H. "Rooster" Wooster Ohio
it was good. family loved it. Made it as a side to Birria Tacos.
Such a great menu idea Tim!
A complete winner! As a chef with every ingredient on hand (I did have to squeeze the oj), I followed the recipe exactly and it was crowd-worthy and spectacularly delicious! It is imperative to seek out the ingredients for your pantry and to visit every Mexican grocery in your area to stock the unique ingredients required by any national cuisine. Don’t limit your cooking and dining enjoyment to McCormack’s or the “ethnic section” of the local supermarket: Prices, quality, and variety will dazzle you in the Mexican, Asian, Middle eastern grocery stores. And if you can’t locate one within 20 miles, buy online – especially the spices and prepared ingredients. You will be amazed at what you will bring to the table, as will your family, friends, and guests! Chef Pati. you are amazing for being a true culinary anthropologist and you make the real flavors, textures, subtleties, and love for the ‘food of the people’ shine through all the usual pomp and circumstance of the “celebrity chefs”. Love the show, too!!
Thanks Amos, so incredibly kind of you, and completely agree about going to Mexican grocery stores, you will find amazing treasures there! Un abrazo 🙂
FABULOUS!!! Delicious rice recipe and very flavorful. Which cookbook would you recommend with easy ingredients?
Go for my latest “Treasures of the Mexican Table”, you will find the recipes to be easy and accessible 😉
great recipe! I did not grind the piquin chillies , and they pack a punch.
Rave reviews from the family!
Yay! Piquines are spicy but yummy, glad you guys liked this rice!
My mom will cook 🍳 the Rossted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano this coming weekend. I know that following the recipe instructions it will be easy. Whatever menu Mrs. Pati Jinich made or created 🤔 ? It’s fabulous 👌! Thank Mrs. Jinich 🙏 ! May God bless you alongside your humble family always 🙏 Chris
Thanks so much Chris, you are incredibly kind!
We are having freezing temperatures at night. I picked all of my cherry tomatoes (green ones, too) and I’m trying to use them as they ripen.
I saw this recipe on tv this weekend and it will be perfect but I can only find pickled piquin peppers where I live.
Would it be better to use another type of pepper? Guajillo, maybe?
Drain your piquin chiles and they will work well, if not you may want to try chiltepines 🙂
This recipe is SO delicious!! Will be a staple in my household! Gracias Pati for another fantastic recipe and another great Season of exploring Mexico & all it’s wonderful foods & traditions!
Thanks to you for tuning in Carin 🙂
I will cook it again very good
Glad you liked it, yay!
I love your show. I am going to make this side dish for my husband’s birthday party along with beans and chicken sour cream enchiladas. I will post a pic of the dish.
Wow, sounds like a yummy menu, yay! Happy Birthday to your husband 😉
I’m making the rice tonight but since is only my husband and l l have to cut the recipe to half and einsted of making the ckicken l’m making Picadillo to serve it woth the rice, wish me luck!!😁
Good luck Alejandro, I am sure it was a great meal!
Watched show when you made this. Looked delicious had to make it.
This was the best rice I have EVER made! My family agreed. I was curious About orange juice but you can’t even taste it! Simply amazing flavor and I used Brown Rice! Thanks!
Usually when I make a recipe I think oh I’ll do this next time or I’ll do something a little different or I’ll add more of this… Not on this recipe it’s absolutely perfect!
So sweet of you Carrie, thank you!
With a plethora of cherry tomatoes in the garden, trying this was a must! It is amazing!!!
Yay, so glad you liked it!
Absolutley fantastic 🤗🥰
I can’t wait to try this – thank you I love watching your show.
Thanks so much for tuning in Penny, un abrazo!
What would go well with this rice dish?
How about some fish like this one? http://patijinich.com/rodrigo-style-fish/
Hola Paty , me gusta muchísimo tu página por la diversidad de platillos de todos los rincones de Mexico; para mi esta receta es nueva, y por supuesto la voy a hacer .
Gracias por todo
Gracias a ti por seguir la pagina Sandra, un abrazo!
Love this and your program on TV
Thanks so much for tuning in Katherine, yay!
This was the best rice I ever made! However, I did omit the peppers due to the fact that my husband doesn’t like really spic
Works for me Lisa, glad you guys enjoyed this rice!
This was the best rice I ever made! However, I did omit the peppers due to the fact that my husband doesn’t like really spicy foods.
Good choice Lisa! So glad you guys liked this rice 🙂
Good day, Chef.
I love all of your recipes. The tomato rice with cumin and oregano looks delicious. I plan to make it ASAP. Thank you so much. Best wishes to you and your family.
Thanks so much Tim, best wishes to you as well 🙂
So happy you like it Irma!
What sides do you serve with this dish?
Chicken, fish, steak and chicken livers like in this episode 😉
I can’t wait to try this recipe. I don’t have any Spanish heritage in me but I love to learn the difference dishes. I watch your program all the time. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. Can’t wait to make tomatoes and rice. Would Basil be good in it?
So glad you are planning to make this rice Pamela! My advice would be to try it first as it is with cumin and oregano and then decide if your would like to add some basil, as it is totally a different flavor.
I grew up eating tomatoes and rice. My Mom always made it. It was my favorite. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I will let you know how it turns out.
Please do Glenda, I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, thank you!