4.5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Mexican Rice

Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Take that regular white rice that’s in the pantry and create an easy Mexican rice recipe with just a few ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. 
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced, optional
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • lime & cilantro for garnish optional

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  1. Cook onions, butter, rice and jalapeno if using over medium heat until onions are tender and rice is golden, about 5 minutes. Add spices and cook 1 minute more.

  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer and cook 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  3. Remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes covered.

  4. Fluff with a fork and serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 247, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 648mg, Potassium: 310mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 465%, Vitamin C: 16.3%, Calcium: 31%, Iron: 1.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Mexican rice