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Easy Homemade Mexican Rice - Spanish Rice

Easy Homemade Mexican Rice (or Spanish Rice)

This Easy Homemade Mexican Rice, or Spanish Rice, with its bold Mexican flavors, will make your taste buds do a salsa dance, which makes it a perfect side dish for your Mexican dinner.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Easy Mexican Rice, Homemade Mexican Rice, Mexican Rice, Spanish Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 240kcal



  • In a large pot or dutch oven over medium-low heat, add oil, chopped onions, and jalapenos. Cook until softened. Then add minced garlic and cook for one minute. 
  • Add the uncooked long-grain white rice to the pan and brown the rice with the onions for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and chilies.
  • Add the salsa, chicken broth, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Bring the rice to a boil and then lower the heat to low heat, cover, and let the rice simmer for 20 minutes. Don't stir. Just let it simmer on low for 20 minutes. The rice will absorb the broth while it cooks.
  • Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Transfer the rice to a serving dish. Enjoy!



See ingredient descriptions in the above blog post for possible substitutions and modifications.
Serving Suggestions
Mexican Appetizers
Mexican Main Dishes
More Mexican Side Dishes
Mexican Desserts


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.9mg