Mexican Rice


This Mexican rice recipe makes a wonderful restaurant-style side dish for any Mexican dinner.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • ½ cup tomato sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and season with garlic salt and cumin; cook, stirring constantly, until puffed and golden.

  2. Add onion; cook and stir until onion has softened. Stir in chicken broth and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

    mid view of a plate of Mexican rice with tacos and refried beans
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
11g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 1096mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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