Favorite Mexican Rice Recipe

Favorite Mexican Rice Recipe

How To Make Favorite Mexican Rice Recipe

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional, for garnish)


  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Cook for another 2 minutes.

  4. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

  5. Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro if desired. Serve hot.


  • Calories : 280 kcal
  • Total Fat : 9g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 45g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 3g
  • Protein : 5g
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