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Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe

Learn how to make delicious and authentic Mexican rice which can be served as a delicious dish with your favorite Mexican meals. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican Rice
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 6 1/2 cup servings
Calories 182kcal


  • 1 Cup White Rice
  • 3 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 White Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil


  • Add the rice to a pot with the olive oil and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, moving constantly until the rice is slightly browned.
  • Add salt to taste and cook for about 1 more minute.
  • Add the tomato, garlic, onion and oregano to a blender and blend together.
  • Add the above mixture to the rice and stir well. Let cook over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, moving the rice constantly.
  • Add the Chicken Stock and reduce the temperature to medium-low. Cover and let cook until the water evaporates (about 15-20 minutes). If the rice is not soft, add an additional cup of chicken stock or water and continue cooking until the rice is soft.


Serving: 11/2 cup serving | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg