A bowl of Mexican rice sitting in front of a casserole dish
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5 from 3 votes

Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is simple to make with pantry ingredients and perfect for those who aren't fans of Spanish rice. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Jade Jones


  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 garlic smashed
  • 1-2 Tbsp oil
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 oz tomato sauce or 2 small tomatoes chopped (for Spanish Rice style)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • salt to taste


  • Fry uncooked rice, onion, garlic, and pepper in oil until rice starts to brown. 
  • Add tomatoes and mash or use tomato sauce and broth, cover.
  •  Simmer until done, about 20 minutes.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 177mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg