Mexican Rice Recipes

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Dee's Mexican Rice

Rating: 4 stars 60
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.
By Allrecipes Member

Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
Authentic Mexican red rice. Easy to make! Use a different chile if you want milder or hotter rice.

Mamacita's Mexican Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
My mother-in-law gave me this basic Mexican rice recipe that I've updated. Here it is.

Colorado Mexican Rice

Rating: 4 stars 23
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.

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Rating: 4 stars 214
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.

Taco Rice

Rating: 4 stars 136
This tasty rice great addition to tacos either on the inside or out. My fiance raves over this recipe.

Cheesy Mexi-Rice Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
A great way to use leftover rice. This is delicious and has a little bit of 'kick' to it. We like it as a side dish with grilled chicken breasts. If you have any left, it freezes well, too!
By MAHooper

Maria's Mexican Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 341
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.

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 339
Baked rice with cheese, diced chiles, cilantro, corn, and sour cream. Would be great served with green enchiladas!

Black Beans, Corn, and Yellow Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 237
I put this together with what I had in my pantry. It makes a lot and is quite inexpensive. Serve with tortilla chips or as a filling for flour tortillas. It's even better the next day.

Baked Mexican Rice

Rating: 5 stars 3
I've tried a lot of variations on baked rice, and wanted to try it with Mexican flavors. It's so easy to let the rice bake away while you take care of other things, or prep the rest of the meal. Garnish with additional green onions if you like.

Easy Instant Pot® Mexican Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This rice is incredibly tender and a one-pot wonder in the Instant Pot®. This is an authentic Mexican rice recipe I adapted for the Instant Pot®. It is an excellent side dish that will disappear fast!

Inspiration and Ideas

Lime Cilantro Rice
Rating: Unrated 828
"Didn't change a thing. Loved it!" – Anita
Mexican Rice III
Rating: Unrated 1124
"Made this exactly as written and it was amazing! Had to make another batch—we snacked so much on the first batch that I didn't have enough for dinner!" – My 3 boys
Mexican Rice II
Rating: 4.5 stars 3171

Rice is cooked with cumin and onion, then simmered with tomato sauce and chicken broth for this restaraunt-inspired Mexican rice recipe.