Spoke with my mom, she says she has made this with 4x the ingredients and it came out great..
This is our family recipe.. I am trying to contact my mom about making it in a larger batch.. Rice is tricky.. I will update..
To make arroz con pollo, you can add 2 cups of cooked chicken to this recipe when you add the liquid..
Mexican Rice Recipe
1 C. Long grain rice
2 TBLs. Oil (I use peanut, but olive oil is also fine)
1 Crushed Garlic clove (I place the whole clove in and then remove after cooking)
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 TBLs Cilantro
¼ tsp Black Pepper
1 Can whole tomatoes, crushed with liquid
2 Cups Chicken broth or water
Fry the rice till golden brown (this is important for the flavor). Stir constantly. Be careful once it starts browning, it will burn quick.
Once the rice is golden, add all remaining ingredients
(be careful it will cause a big steam cloud)
once this mixture begins to boil, cover skillet and turn heat to simmer/low. Cook 18 minutes. DO NOT PICK UP THE LID during this cooking time.
This recipe can easily be doubled.
The garlic, cilantro, cumin and black pepper can be added to your taste.
This recipe will serve 8 single servings.
You can easily double this recipe. I have never tried to make this in a larger batch. Rice can be tricky in large batches.