Easy Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

Apr 30, 2024

Mexican rice is a staple in Mexican cuisine. It is made with white rice, tomatoes, onions, and spices, resulting in a flavorful and aromatic dish.


To make authentic Mexican rice, you will need: - 2 cups white rice - 1/4 cup vegetable oil - 1/2 cup diced onion - 2 cloves garlic, minced - 1 cup diced tomatoes - 2 cups chicken broth - 1 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon cumin - 1/2 teaspoon paprika - Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.

Step 1: Saute Onion and Garlic

Add the white rice to the skillet with the sauteed onion and garlic. Stir to coat the rice with the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the rice starts to turn golden.

Step 2: Add Rice

Add the diced tomatoes, salt, cumin, and paprika to the skillet. Stir to combine with the rice. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the tomatoes start to soften.

Step 3: Add Tomatoes and Spices

Pour the chicken broth into the skillet. Stir well and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.

Step 4: Add Chicken Broth

Remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Serve hot as a side dish with your favorite Mexican-inspired meal.

Step 5: Fluff and Serve

With this easy recipe, you can enjoy homemade authentic Mexican rice that is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with your favorite Mexican dishes. Give it a try and impress your family and friends!