This Mexican Rice is easy, fluffy, and flavorful. It’s the perfect side dish to your favorite Mexican or Tex Mex meal. We make this often, as it takes only a handful of ingredients and 25 minutes to cook.
No worries if you don’t have time to slave away in the kitchen. The perfect rice can be had. There’s hardly any hands-on time involved here at all. The best kind of recipe, right?
This Mexican rice is so easy and delish that I have a habit of whipping up a huge double batch of it so we have it to enjoy for a few days. It does keep well and reheats beautifully.
This simple recipe is made from just a handful of ingredients, with chicken broth as its base.
It’s really hard to mess up this dish. The only thing you have to be awake for is measuring the liquid to rice ratio. That component has to be in synch for the rice to turn out fluffy yet moist and tender.
Everything gets tossed into one big pot, you walk away, and the magic happens in 25 minutes.
It’s kind of hard not to peek, I know. But you just can’t. No peeking during cook time. Just let the rice cook and soak in all the aromatic goodness. And let it rest, untouched, just for a short while after it finishes cooking.
You’ll be well rewarded for all that willpower.
We serve this with a splash of lime, and it is simply addictive. This rice is a delicious accompaniment to just about anything, and it’s also super healthy.
So you can scoop big scoops of Mexican Rice onto your plate, guilt-free.
We then had Mexican rice at a popular restaurant shortly after we made this at home. We instantly agreed that homemade is infinitely better. Hands down.
Source: Chew Out Loud
We also adore this Mexican Pasta Bake, which is delicious and quick for any weeknight. An easy Monday night meal when you want something different.
We just had these homemade Carnitas last week, and I’m still salivating over it. The entire fam loved this one, including all the kids. Fork tender, full of flavor, and so much better than most restaurant versions. Coming from a die-hard Carnitas eater.