Bowl of Mexican rice.
Easy Mexican Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Mexican Rice recipe is SO easy that you'll want to make it for all of your Mexican dishes!  You can serve this Easy Mexican Rice (or Spanish Rice) as a side dish for all your Mexican meals!  This simple Mexican Rice recipe doesn't include any extra fillings, so your picky kids will also love it!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish
Keyword: Mexican Rice, Spanish Rice
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the rice and cook until translucent (somewhat clear) about 3-4 minutes; stirring frequently.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a rapid boil over high heat. 

  3. Cover, turn down the heat to low and cook for 25 minutes.  Remove cover and let stand 2-3 minutes before fluffing with a fork.