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Make the best restaurant style Mexican Rice at home with just a few simple ingredients. It seriously tastes just like the real deal.

Mexican Rice

Make your own restaurant style Mexican rice at home in a few simple steps with easy to find ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican rice
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Meg's Everyday Indulgence


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon powder (or 3 cubes)
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno


  • Add vegetable oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and toast until slightly golden and nutty smelling.
  • Add garlic, cumin, chicken bouillon powder and tomato sauce and stir well. Stir in water. Add jalapeno half and add lid to saucepan leaving it a little off to allow steam to release. Lower heat to a simmer.
  • Cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Check to see if the rice is cooked through at 20 minutes then watch carefully. Remove jalapeno and serve.