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Savory Fiesta Mexican Rice

A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Side Dish

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Savory Fiesta Mexican Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:210 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


This Savory Fiesta Mexican Rice recipe brings the vibrant flavors of Mexico right to your dinner table. It’s the perfect blend of fluffy rice, aromatic spices, and vegetables, making it a colorful and tasty side dish that complements any Mexican-inspired meal.



  1. Warm the oil in a substantial pot set over a medium flame. Introduce the rice, and sprinkle it with garlic salt and cumin; keep it moving in the pan until it swells and takes on a golden hue.
  2. Toss in the onion and continue to sauté until the onion is tender. Pour in the chicken broth and tomato sauce, then raise the heat to bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat to a gentle simmer, cover the pot, and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Once done, use a fork to separate and fluff the rice.


  • – For a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
    – Add peas, carrots, or corn for extra vegetables.
    – The rice can be garnished with fresh cilantro or lime wedges for added flavor.
Keywords:Mexican Rice, Side Dish, Rice Recipe, Mexican Cuisine

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, but adjust the liquid and cooking time according to the brown rice package instructions.

How can I make this dish spicier?

Add diced jalapeños or increase the amount of chili powder to taste.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, as long as the chicken broth used is certified gluten-free, the dish should be gluten-free. Always check labels to be sure.

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