Easy, homemade Mexican Rice Recipe is the perfect side dish whenever you're making Mexican food. So delicious & just like your favorite Mexican restaurant!
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Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy, homemade Mexican Rice Recipe is the perfect side dish whenever you're making Mexican food. So delicious & just like your favorite Mexican restaurant!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 227kcal
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cilantro, diced tomato & lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the rice and gently stir for about 8-10 minutes until the rice starts to brown and looks golden in color.
  • Add the tomato sauce, vegetable stock, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper to the skillet. Give the mixture a stir.
  • Cover and bring to a simmer for 15-25 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed. 

Notes

Different types of rice will need slightly different amounts of liquid to cook. Some require 2 cups of liquid for 1 cup of rice and some require 1.5 cups of liquid for 1 cup of rice. If your bag of rice calls for 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, then add 4 cups of vegetable stock instead of 3 cups. 

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.7mg