Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe a Tasty Mexican Rice Side Dish

Rice is a staple in Mexican food recipes and this Mexican rice recipe combines the flavors of garlic, cumin, tomato, chicken broth and more for a delicious Mexican rice side dish, which can be served alongside Mexican casserole or with tacos or fajitas for example. This traditional Mexican rice recipe also makes a nice lunchtime snack.

The secret to fluffy rice is to use long grain white rice and make sure the water is hot when you add it. Leave the rice for 10 minutes before serving it, for maximum fluffiness! Fluffy rice is best with authentic Mexican rice recipes. In addition, a good quality chicken broth really makes the difference in this Mexican recipe. It is always better to use homemade chicken broth if you have some. A lot of home cooks like to freeze chicken broth in small portions, or even use an ice cube tray to make tablespoon-size portions, and then thaw them when needed. If you are in a rush though, you can always use a bouillon cube to make instant chicken broth. The flavor will not be as fresh but if you do not mind sacrificing a little of the flavor to save some time, that would be a viable substitution. In the recipe you need either the chicken broth or a tablespoon of bouillon powder, to add some nice chicken flavor to the dish.

The garlic, onion, tomato and spices goes beautifully with the rice and this is an incredibly easy dish to cook because you just brown some of the ingredients, then add the rest and leave it to cook. You can eat this cold the following day or heat it back up if there is any left over.

Authentic Mexican rice recipes like this one go well with nearly any Mexican entrée or you can serve it at a buffet, either hot or chilled. Add more chili to the recipe if you want it to be spicier.
Traditional Mexican Rice Side Dish


Authentic Mexican Rice RecipeSummary: Discover how to make authentic Mexican rice. Featuring the fresh flavors of garlic, tomato, chili and chicken broth, you will love the wonderfully aromatic taste of this Mexican dish.
Author: Christine Szalay-Kudra
Cuisine: MexicanRecipe type: Side DishServes: 4
Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  45 mins


1 cup uncooked rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cold water
½ onion
1 cup homemade chicken broth or 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder dissolved in 1 cup hot water
¼ cup tomato sauce
Roma tomato, chopped into 8 pieces
1 teaspoon cumin powder (or seeds crushed into powder)
1 chili pepper, sliced lengthwise
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste


Put the oil into a medium saucepan and heat to a medium temperature. Add the rice and brown it in the oil while stirring.
Add the garlic when the rice is nearly browned. Add the water, then the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Cover, with a small air escape, and turn the heat down to medium low.
Cook the rice for 20 to 30 minutes but check after 20 to see if it is ready.
You do not need to stir the rice or lift the lid while it cooks. It is ready when the rice is fluffy, all the water is gone, and the grains are split open (because of the browning).
If it is still sauce-like rather than dry, cook a few minutes more. Adjust the spices and serve hot as a side dish with tacos, enchiladas, or burritos. You can also eat this dish by itself as a snack.
Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe a Tasty Mexican Rice Side Dish Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe a Tasty Mexican Rice Side Dish Reviewed by looking every things on July 10, 2017 Rating: 5

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