Easy Mexican Rice

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  • Easy Mexican Rice -the perfect side dish for all your favorite Mexican recipes.

    One of my favorite side dishes is Mexican rice. Whenever I eat out at a Mexican restaurant I always have to order a plate. Just pass me the bowl and spoon and I’m happy. Anyone else the same way? Well now you can make it in the comfort of your own home. :)

    This rice recipe is full of flavor and easy to customize. If you like more spice add in a dash of cumin and some minced jalepenos.

    Easy Mexican rice

    Easy Mexican rice recipe

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    Easy Mexican Rice

    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 219kcal
    Author: Jamielyn
    Easy Mexican Rice -the perfect side dish for all your favorite Mexican recipes.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
    • 1 ½ cups long grain white rice
    • ½ large yellow onion diced
    • 1 clove garlic minced
    • 14.5 ounces 14.5-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, with juice
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
    • 3 to 4 Tablespoons chopped cilantro optional

    Instructions

    • Pour olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add rice and cook for about 10 minutes, then push rice to one side of the skillet. Add diced onions and cook 2 to 3 minutes and then stir in garlic and cook an additional minute. Combine onions and rice.  Add diced tomatoes including juice to rice mixture. Add in water, salt and chicken bouillon cube, stir and bring to a boil. Once at a boil place lid on the pan and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed the liquid and is fluffy. Remove from heat and stir in fresh cilantro. Salt and pepper to taste.
    • Enjoy with your favorite Mexican dish!

    Notes

    If you like more spice add in a dash of cumin and some minced jalepenos.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 803mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Vitamin C: 8.7% | Calcium: 4.3% | Iron: 7%
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