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Simple Mexican Rice-Quick, and Easy

Updated on September 21, 2012
4 stars from 3 ratings of mexican rice

Serve this delicious, side dish with quesadillas, tacos, or any Mexican meal. Wonderful, combined with diced chicken, pork, or even hamburger, as a main dish. Serve with tortilla chips, and salsa. With very few ingredients, a very simple, and quick meal idea. For a busy weeknight, or a weekend party. Easily made in a crock pot , and taken to any occasion. I made this rice, for a Super Bowl Party, with quesadillas, and it was a big hit. Decorate your backyard with lights, supply fun party favors, and you'll have a big hit. This recipe is requested, quite often.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: serves 4


  • 1 cup white rice, or brown, uncooked
  • 1 can (8oz) tomato sauce, hunts
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth, college inn
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder, to taste
  • pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • pinch cilantro, optional
  1. Place one tablespoon of oil in pan, add rice, and lightly brown. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, and spices to pan. Simmer over low heat, until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and serve.
  2. To prepare as a main dish. Place one tablespoon of oil in pan. Add a protein, diced chicken, diced pork, or hamburger. Cook until no longer pink, about 20 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat, until all liquid is absorbed.
  3. Can also be made in a crockpot for busy days. Add chicken to crockpot, liquids, and seasonings, except rice. Simmer 3-6 hours until chicken is tender. Within an hour of serving, add 1 cup of rice. Allow to cook until all liquid is absorbed.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa, see recipe within my hubpages.


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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank You

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      jfay1995 4 years ago

      this looks really yummy. I got banned from writing here last year due to I didn't know all the rules and made the mistake of going into the forums, but I'm going to have to just come back for fun and read some of these great articles and it can sometimes inspire me on my blog which is gaining lots of traffic now and Triond. And yay, my novels are progressing quite nicely. But anyway, I love rice and this recipe might have to be on my bucket list soon.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 5 years ago from Hobart,In

      thank you

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      Your recipe looks very tasty.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 5 years ago from Hobart,In

      a family recipe passed down to me.

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