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Mona taught me everything I know about real Mexican cooking.  She worked for me for a while and I studied her methodology  for everything I could get because she was such a good Mexican cook.   She and her husband owned a Mexican restaurant and lost it when the landlord sold the building, so she came to work for me.   I bless the day I met Mona, I learned at the knee of a true Master of Mexican cooking.  

I've included the recipes that were the favorites of our customers.  I served these dishes on a regular basis and even had guests tell me that our Mexican food was better than most of the Mexican restaurants in the area.  Now, that was a compliment I can thank Mona for, and I did, and I do.
Mona's Rice

This rice cooks up nice and fluffy and drier.  It is the perfect side dish for any Mexican meal.   Mona's rice has more flavor that the bland rice you get in most Mexican restaurants.

  Mona's Spanish Rice

Recipe By     : Mona
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :1:00
Categories    : Side Dishes     Mexican

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   2      cloves        garlic
   1      can             tomatoes in juice -- 14.5 oz can
   1      large          onion
   1 1/2  cups         rice
   1 1/2  cups         chicken stock
   1      small          package frozen peas and carrots

1.   In blender blend till smooth garlic, tomatoes and onion.

2.  In pot put 1/2 cup oil or manteca and heat.  Brown rice in manteca till rice begins to "pop".   

3.  Add blended tomatoes and chicken stock, bring to boil and turn down heat,  cook covered on low for 10 minutes then add frozen peas and carrots.   Cook till rice is fluffy and dry.