Mexican Rice Recipes

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Rice Side Dishes

Dee's Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
48
Easy, spicy rice. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. To make this a main dish: add 1/2 can black or kidney beans when you add the rice.
Spanish Rice

Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

Rating: Unrated
59
Authentic Mexican red rice. Easy to make! Use a different chile if you want milder or hotter rice.
Green Pea Side Dishes

Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
59
My mother-in-law gave me this basic Mexican rice recipe that I've updated. Here it is.
Green Pea Side Dishes

Colorado Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
15
I'm Mexican, and we eat Colorado rice every day. It is a must in our daily meals. Mozzarella or Chihuahua cheese may be substituted for manchego.
Mexican Recipes

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Rating: Unrated
147
Very similar to the rice of a famous burrito place, this rice pairs well with Mexican food and can be used as a filler in burritos.
Rice Side Dishes

Taco Rice

Rating: Unrated
102
This tasty rice great addition to tacos either on the inside or out. My fiance raves over this recipe.
Rice Side Dishes

Mexican Rice II

Rating: Unrated
2252
This is a wonderful side dish for any Mexican dinner.
Rice Side Dishes

Easy Authentic Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
118
This Mexican rice is cooked with onion powder, garlic powder, and tomato sauce for an easy side dish. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, or fresh tomato to the rice before simmering for extra flavor and color, according to your family's taste. Use chicken stock in place of water for even more savory flavor.
Rice Side Dishes

Lime Cilantro Rice

Rating: Unrated
547
Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.
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Rice Side Dishes

Maria's Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
247
My mom is from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and this is how she has been making rice all her life. One day I finally stopped and measured the amounts she used while cooking. In my view this is the perfect Mexican rice. It's not too greasy or dry, nice color, and great flavor. The Serrano pepper will add flavor but no heat to this recipe since it is used whole and not chopped. If you would like spicy Mexican rice, de-seed and chop the Serrano before adding it to the mix.
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice II

Rating: Unrated
1361
Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.
Rice Side Dishes

Mexican Tomato-Flavored Rice

Rating: Unrated
72
This recipe makes nice fluffy rice every time with great taste. It was given to me by my grandmother!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mexican Rice II

"Easy to make and very well received. This is my go-to recipe for Mexican rice now." – BasicFoodie

Lime Cilantro Rice

"Didn't change a thing. Loved it!" – Anita

Mexican Rice

Rating: Unrated
187

This flavored rice is a local favorite in San Antonio.