This post may contain affiliate links that won’t change your price but will share some commission.

Easy Mexican Rice, an authentic Mexican flavored rice recipe, is 40 minutes away!

As good as the rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant, this recipe is simple to make and full of flavor. It compliments any Mexican or Tex-Mex entree from quesadillas to fajitas or simple tacos.

Easy Mexican Rice



This easy recipe is flavored with tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and cumin. It’s so delicious and the perfect side dish for any Mexican inspired dish. I like to serve it with my Mexican Meatloaf and Skillet Mexican Street Corn.

I enjoy this rice much more than the packaged mixes you can get in the store. As well, it’s much lower in sodium and healthier. My recipe requires a little more time to prepare and cook. However, the finished result tastes much better.

Along with being an easy dish to make, it’s also economical since rice is just a few cents per ounce. This recipe makes a large batch and easily serves eight side dish portions. With a family of four, I actually always have leftovers to enjoy the next day.

By using canned products and dried spices, you can stock your pantry and always have the ingredients available for this recipe.

I use white rice in this recipe. White rice is about 90 percent carbohydrate, 8 percent protein, and 2 percent fat. It is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, iron, folic acid, thiamine, and niacin. It is low in fiber and its fat content is primarily omega-6 fatty acids, which are considered pro-inflammatory.


Easy Mexican Rice. An authentic tasting Mexican rice that compliments any Tex Mex entree.


  1. Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
  2. One Pan Stick of Butter Rice
  3. Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies
  4. Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli
  5. Cheesy Spanish Rice
  6. Green Chile Cheese Rice Casserole

Thanks for reading CallMePMc.com! To stay current on what’s going on in my kitchen, you can follow me on
Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice is a one-pot recipe that is perfect for your Tex-Mex spread. 
Author: Paula
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate

Want to save recipes? Create an account or login & then you can use the “Save Recipe” button when viewing a recipe to save it to your Recipe Box. You can access your saved recipes on any device and generate a shopping list for recipes in your collections.

Save To Your Recipe Box
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Join Misfits Market now to start saving on groceries! Use code FLEX12X2 for $12.00 discount on purchases of $35.00 or more


  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies do not drain
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 cups water 
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • Heat the oil a large pan. (Your pan will need to be large enough to hold the water as well.)
  • Add rice to pan and cook until golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes, water, chicken stock, salt, garlic, cumin, red pepper and paprika to rice and stir.
  • Stir and cover pan.
  • Simmer 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Fluff and serve.


As a busy mom, Paula saw the need to simplify cooking and meal prep without sacrificing flavor. She provides simple recipes and time-saving strategies for delicious and nutritious meals for your family. Please share CallMePMc.com with your friends. 
Recipe from Paula @CallMePMc.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission that includes copying the ingredient list or entire recipe and posting in the comments on Pinterest for Facebook. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe.
Thank you


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Please take a moment to comment letting me know how you liked it & consider giving it a 5 star rating. I love hearing from you!
Do you have questions about saving recipes to your Recipe Box?Visit Recipe Box FAQ!


  1. 5 stars
    Such a simple but flavorful recipe! I love easy, frugal side dish recipes like this.

  2. 5 stars
    Mexican Rice is one of my favorite side dishes- who is kidding, I could eat it as a meal! This is a great make-at- home version instead of the packaged kinds; I appreciate the lower sodium content.

  3. Do you cook rice first before you add all other ingredients for the Mexican rice

  4. 5 stars
    My husband and lived in Mexico @ one time and totally embraced the culture & the food. We eat Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) at least weekly. Just want to know we enjoy reading & using your recipes. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email address will not be published. Have you tried this recipe? Consider giving it 5 stars!