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Mexican Rice Recipes

Easy authentic Mexican rice recipes. Learn how to make basic Mexican rice, perfect Mexican Spanish rice, and spicy Mexican brown rice.



Basic Mexican Rice

How to make this quick Spanish side-dish
with just a few simple ingredients.

Perfect Mexican Rice

A restaurant quality recipe with fresh onion,
jalapeno peppers, and cilantro.

Mexican Spanish Rice Recipe

Hot and spicy with garlic, chiles, and bell pepper.

Easy Mexican Brown Rice

A quick and easy recipe with just a few
ingredients and your favorite salsa.


Recipe for Basic Mexican Rice

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 3 tablespoons of butter


  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked (or brown rice)


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce


  • 2 cups chicken broth


  • How To Make Mexican Rice

    Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

    Saute the garlic and onion 3 minutes. Add the rice, salt and cumin. Stir constantly until the rice is golden brown.

    Add the tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

    Remove lid, fluff with fork, and let stand 5 minutes. Serve this rice warm as a side-dish with Mexican food.


    Recipe for Perfect Mexican Rice

    Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (or brown rice)


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth


  • 1 (10 ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes


  • 1 cube chicken bouillon


  • 2 clove garlic, minced


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  • How to Make Mexican Rice

    Prepare all you ingredients ahead of time to avoid removing the lid from the rice while cooking. This will ensure the right consistency of the rice.

    In a large sauce pan, warm butter over medium heat. Saute onion and jalapeno pepper 3 minutes. Add rice and stir constantly until rice is golden brown.

    Stir in remaining ingredients except the cilantro. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover, and simmer 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Stir in the cilantro and serve warm as a side-dish with any Mexican food.

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