Roasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano

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Roasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano

Roasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano

Arroz con Jitomates Rostizados en Comino y Orégano

Recipe Yield

6 to 8 servings

Cooking time

45 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.6 from 5 votes

Ingredients

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 Prepare

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.

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Comments

66comments inRoasted Tomato Rice with Cumin and Oregano

  1. Butch Gale

    Jan 23

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 29

      Yum, great menu Butch, so glad you guys enjoyed it!

  2. Tamara Davidson

    Dec 21

    Absolutely loved this rice❤ Thank you Pati for all you share with us👏💕

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 08

      So very happy to hear Tamara, yay!

    2. Jenny

      Jan 28

      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.

      1. Pati Jinich

        Jan 30

        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!

  3. Becky

    Dec 12

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 07

      And I love that you loved this rice and the show Becky 😉

  4. Calogera Hammond

    Nov 24

    Absolutely loved this rice dish, however I recommend you cut the salt in half if using chicken broth.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 01

      Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  5. Doreen

    Nov 06

    The rice is very tasty and easy to make. I enjoyed tremendously. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 09

      My pleasure Doreen, so glad to read you enjoyed it!

  6. Monica F

    Nov 06

    Terrific recipe. We have made several times, so tasty!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Nov 09

      So happy to hear Monica!

  7. Tim H. "Rooster" Wooster Ohio

    Oct 22

    it was good. family loved it. Made it as a side to Birria Tacos.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 28

      Such a great menu idea Tim!

  8. Amos

    Oct 22

    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!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 29

      Thanks Amos, so incredibly kind of you, and completely agree about going to Mexican grocery stores, you will find amazing treasures there! Un abrazo 🙂

  9. deb

    Oct 17

    Fabulous!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 28

      Yay!

  10. dw

    Oct 16

    FABULOUS!!! Delicious rice recipe and very flavorful. Which cookbook would you recommend with easy ingredients?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 26

      Go for my latest “Treasures of the Mexican Table”, you will find the recipes to be easy and accessible 😉

  11. jim york

    Oct 12

    great recipe! I did not grind the piquin chillies , and they pack a punch.
    Rave reviews from the family!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Yay! Piquines are spicy but yummy, glad you guys liked this rice!

  12. Chris

    Oct 12

    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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Thanks so much Chris, you are incredibly kind!

  13. Kathleen

    Oct 11

    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?

    Thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Drain your piquin chiles and they will work well, if not you may want to try chiltepines 🙂

  14. Carin Solis

    Oct 10

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Thanks to you for tuning in Carin 🙂

  15. Dora I

    Oct 05

    I will cook it again very good

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Glad you liked it, yay!

  16. Diana Lopez

    Oct 04

    Hi Pati,
    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 24

      Wow, sounds like a yummy menu, yay! Happy Birthday to your husband 😉

  17. Alejandro

    Sep 27

    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!!😁

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Good luck Alejandro, I am sure it was a great meal!

  18. Colleen Wheeler

    Sep 27

    Watched show when you made this. Looked delicious had to make it.
    Thanks pati

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Yay!

  19. Carrie

    Sep 26

    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!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      So sweet of you Carrie, thank you!

  20. Diana Campbell

    Sep 26

    With a plethora of cherry tomatoes in the garden, trying this was a must! It is amazing!!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Yay, so glad you liked it!

  21. Charlene

    Sep 25

    Absolutley fantastic 🤗🥰

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Yay!

  22. Penny Harrison

    Sep 24

    I can’t wait to try this – thank you I love watching your show.
    Penny

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Thanks so much for tuning in Penny, un abrazo!

  23. Pamela Houdashell

    Sep 24

    What would go well with this rice dish?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      How about some fish like this one? https://patijinich.com/rodrigo-style-fish/

  24. Sandra

    Sep 22

    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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Gracias a ti por seguir la pagina Sandra, un abrazo!

  25. Katherine Ethridge

    Sep 21

    Love this and your program on TV

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Thanks so much for tuning in Katherine, yay!

  26. Lisa S.

    Sep 21

    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

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 11

      Works for me Lisa, glad you guys enjoyed this rice!

  27. Lisa S.

    Sep 20

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Good choice Lisa! So glad you guys liked this rice 🙂

  28. Tim

    Sep 19

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Thanks so much Tim, best wishes to you as well 🙂

  29. Irma Avalos

    Sep 18

    very delicious!!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      So happy you like it Irma!

  30. Anonymous

    Sep 18

    What sides do you serve with this dish?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      Chicken, fish, steak and chicken livers like in this episode 😉

  31. Pamela

    Sep 17

    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?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 26

      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.

  32. Glenda Jacobs

    Sep 07

    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.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 11

      Please do Glenda, I hope you love this recipe as much as I do, thank you!

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