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Mexican Rice

Amanda Cooks & Styles
The perfect side dish to go along with your enchiladas, tacos, tamales, burritos and more!
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin


  • Add olive oil and diced onions to a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook about 2-3 minutes until the onions are just tender.
  • Add rice to the onions and cook for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally to lightly brown rice.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and bring to a low simmer. Stir to make sure ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Cover, and cook for about 20 minutes or until rice is tender but not mush. Check on the rice about halfway through and give a light stir to make sure the bottom is not sticking.
  • Remove rice from heat and serve. Enjoy!


  • If the rice is still slightly hard near the end of the cooking time, add about 2-3 tablespoons of chicken broth or water, cover and cook another few minutes.
  • You can also use olive, avocado or vegetable oil.
Keyword authentic mexican rice, mexican rice, mexican side dish