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Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe that is perfect with tacos, enchiladas or any dinner! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups extra long grain rice
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add rice and stir until grains are a light golden brown. 

  2. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, salt and spices and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let rice cook on low for 20 minutes. Uncover and lightly fluff with fork.