Pati’s Mexican Table has finished their 6th season running the show, and to celebrate it, here is the greatest dish on Pati’s Mexican Table Recipes.  Pati Jinich, the host of this show was a policy analyst, whose work focused on Latin American policy and history. She changes her ways of living by following her live long dream in sharing her childhood experiences combined with culinary adventures in Mexico, her native country.

Pati’s Mexican Table Recipes display an exciting yet entertaining journey, on which every dish is related with Mexico’s rich history and its culture. The show is very personal in showing Pati’s firsthand experiences, her family life, and her conversations with cooks all over Mexico and US. This epic Emmy and James Beard award nominated TV series creates a bunch of insanely good recipe for the last six seasons on air. One of them is the Mexican Rice with Prawns.


  • 2 cups long  grain white rice or jasmine rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-pound tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth/ vegetable broth
  • 2 springs parsley
  • ½ cup corn (frozen or fresh)
  • ½ cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
  • ¾ cup diced carrots (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 whole serrano chili (optional)
  • 8 head-on prawns
  • Half a lime (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Get the rice starch by soak it in hot water then rinse it under cold water until it clear.
  2. Blend tomatoes with onion, garlic, and salt until smooth using either blender or food processor. Pass it through a strainer. Next, pour chicken broth until creates 4 cups of liquid. Set aside 2 cups.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add drained rice and cook. Stir it often for about 3-4 minutes. Pour the strained tomato puree about 3 to 4 minutes until the puree darkens and thickens.
  4. After 3 to 4 minutes, stir in the chicken broth, parsley, carrots, peas, corn and the whole chili.
  5. Bring until boiling then reduce the heat.
  6. Add the prawns, squeeze half a lime. Cover the pan and put it into the lowest heat. Cook it until most of the liquid vaporizes. Don’t overcook it and make sure to have moisture in the pan.
  7. If the rice still doesn’t tenderize after all the moisture is gone, pour a couple tablespoons of water. Then, continue to cook whilst covering the pan.
  8. Remove from heat and the food is ready to be served.

The rice and prawn is the most favorite Pati’s Mexican Table Recipes. Mexican Rice with Prawns is a great recipe in using the mix of simple ingredients yet has a complex flavor. Do not hesitate to put more chilies on to the rice.

In addition, Pati’s Mexican Table is a great show to watch. For those who love Mexican food and learning Mexican culture, stay tune on season 7 of the show. You can find the other great Pati’s Mexican Table Recipes, and find out your own favorite dish in their website.


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