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Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

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

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Food, Mexican Rice, Mexican Rice Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 254 kcal


  • 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.  

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 478mg21%
Potassium 249mg7%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 172IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.