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Mexican Rice

This mexican rice will turn out perfectly each time! Fluffy, flavorful, and a great side to any Mexican dish. Only a few simple ingredients + seasonings is all you need. Bonus, no chopping required!

This mexican rice will turn out perfectly each time! Fluffy, flavorful, and a great side to any Mexican dish. Only a few simple ingredients + seasonings is all you need. Bonus, no chopping required!

I’ve been making this version of Mexican rice for several years now. I gave my sister the recipe and they love it too. She will text me and say “why is that rice not on your blog?!?” So, here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m kind of picky about my rice. It has to be fluffy, on the drier side, tons of flavor, not spicy, and it needs to be easy with no chopping required. Chopping means extra dishes and no one wants that.

This mexican rice will turn out perfectly each time! Fluffy, flavorful, and a great side to any Mexican dish. Only a few simple ingredients + seasonings is all you need. Bonus, no chopping required!

The fact that there is no chopping required for this rice is my favorite part! No need to pull out another cutting board and knife, and take the extra time to chop up the onion, pepper, garlic, jalapeno and all that other stuff that the other Mexican rice recipes call for.

This one is so easy to make and makes the perfect side dish for tacos, enchiladas, or use it for a taco salad, nachos, or in these turkey taco burrito bowl recipe that’s on the blog.

This mexican rice will turn out perfectly each time! Fluffy, flavorful, and a great side to any Mexican dish. Only a few simple ingredients + seasonings is all you need. Bonus, no chopping required!

All you need are simple ingredients that I am sure most of us always have on hand. The surprising ingredient is salsa. It gives so much flavor to this rice and makes it so fast to prepare. I normally make my homemade salsaย and use it in this recipe, but I have used the jarred salsa several times too and it’s really good too. If you want, change up the salsa to different varieties. There are so many and you could make this Mexican rice a bit different each time!

Mexican Rice

This mexican rice will turn out perfectly each time! Fluffy, flavorful, and a great side to any Mexican dish. Only a few simple ingredients + seasonings is all you need. Bonus, no chopping required!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients into a saucepan or skillet and stir together. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once boiling, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let rice stand, with lid on, for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Notes

I like to use either long-grain rice or basmati rice for this recipe.

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I've been making this version of Mexican rice for several years now. I gave my sister the recipe and they love it too. She will text me and say "why is that rice not on your blog?!?" So, here it is :) I'm kind of picky about my rice. It has to be fluffy, on the drier side, tons of flavor, not spicy, and it needs to be easy with no chopping required. Chopping means extra dishes and no one wants that.

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7 Comments

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    Kathy
    October 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm This is the best Mexican rice recipe I have found! So easy and delicious!
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      Together As Family
      October 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm So glad you love it! It's the only one I make now :) Thanks for coming back to let me know.
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    Jason
    October 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm I have it simmering on my stove as I'm typing this. Can't wait to try it!
    • Reply
      Together As Family
      October 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm Hope you loved it! I make this rice all the time.
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    Betty Schoonover
    December 15, 2017 at 6:29 pm Love this recipe!! So simple yet very good!
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    Brook
    February 25, 2018 at 12:17 am Very simple and easy! The only thing I did differently, as I work with a lot of Hispanic women and have seen them make it, was fry the rice in a little oil before cooking. I LOVE the idea of using salsa! I work 60+ hours a week and any time saved is awesome! No chopping or slicing with this one, but it still has all of the flavor. My family LOVED it! My husband said it was the best Spanish rice of 2018! lol Thanks!
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      Together As Family
      March 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm I have heard about that trick too; frying the rice first. I need to try that next time. So glad to hear it was a hit.

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