Bonjour à toutes et tous! Welcome back to Dollar Store Decadence Recipes where we make recipes almost entirely composed of ingredients from the 99 Cents Only Store. This time we’re making a yummy side dish of Mexican Rice, adapted from Lil Luna. This recipe is so easy and it makes a TON of rice, so I would suggest halving the recipe if you are not cooking for a large group. As it stands this recipe makes 16 servings! That’s a lot of rice, but it’s delicious so you’ll enjoy the leftovers if you don’t have 16 mouths to feed. Okay so let’s get started.
What you need:
2 Cups White Rice
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 8 oz Can of Tomato Sauce
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Minced Garlic
4 Cups Water
2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
Dash of Chili Powder
Dash of Garlic Pepper
- Boil the water and mix with the bouillon cubes to make a broth.
- Heat oil in a large skillet.
- Add the rice and cook til the rice is brown.
- Once the rice is brown, add the broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic, and garlic better.
- Simmer until the rice is fully cooked, about 40 minutes.
Let’s talk about the Washingtons:
This recipe is super duper cheap because there are so many servings and because every single ingredient came from the 99 this time.
Rice – 99¢
Oil – 12¢
Tomato Sauce – 99¢
Garlic – 2¢
Chicken Bouillon Cubes – 25¢
The “dashes” of chili powder and garlic pepper – 10¢ (I’m just spitballing. Both items can be bought at the 99)
The total cost is $2.47 total and just 15¢ per serving. My cheapest recipe yet! Whew! We like to eat it as a side to other dishes like Baked Wet Burritos. Next time I have a potluck to this will be my go-to dish.
Try it though and let me know your thoughts…