Easy Mexican Rice, an authentic Mexican flavored rice recipe, is 40 minutes away!
As good as the rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant, Easy Mexican Rice is simple to make and full of flavor. It compliments any Mexican or Tex-Mex entree from quesadillas to fajitas to or simple tacos.
This Easy Mexican Rice 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 those package of Mexican Rice you can get in the store. As well, it’s much lower in sodium and healthier than packaged Mexican rice. My Easy Mexican Rice 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 a 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
- 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.