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Easy Mexican Rice. 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.

Easy Mexican Rice

Easy Mexican Rice is a one-pot recipe that is perfect for your Tex-Mex spread. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword minute rice, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 263kcal
Author Paula


  • 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.


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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