Easy Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Easy Authentic Mexican Rice

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"This is the tastiest Mexican rice. My grandmother taught me how to make this very simple dish and it goes well with almost anything. Add green bell pepper, red bell pepper, or fresh tomato into the rice before simmering for extra flavor and color."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion and potato in hot oil until lightly cooked, about 2 minutes. Stir rice into onion and potato until rice is golden, 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour water, tomato sauce, and chicken bouillon into vegetable and rice mixture; stir and bring to a rolling boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until rice is tender, about 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 20, 2015

Mom makes this and I was simply trying to find a recipe using all the ingredients I remember her using so thanks. While it's not as tasty as other fancier Mexican rice recipes on this site it's tasty, easy, and with ingredients that are almost always on hand. It's an authentic working mom recipe, a staple. ;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 28, 2012

I made this for Cinco De Mayo. I was a little uncertain with the potato in it but it came out well. I made this in my new rice cooker...so easy! I would suggest adding some spice to it as it was a little bland. With some doctoring this could be my new Mexican Rice recipe. I am going to try substituting salsa for the tomato sauce next time and see if that helps.

Jan 04, 2013

Flavor was good but texture was not

May 25, 2013

We just didn't care for it, sorry. It's got about twice the amount of tomato sauce needed; it simply overpowers the rice, making it taste more like the boxed Spanish rice Mom used to make when I was a kid.

Dec 13, 2013

Bland, very bland. All you could taste was the potato.

Mar 14, 2013

Too Tomatoey that's all you could taste in it.


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 240 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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