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Savory Fiesta Rice: A Mexican Classic Reinvented

Discover the Vibrant Flavors of Traditional Mexican Rice with a Twist

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Savory Fiesta Rice: A Mexican Classic Reinvented

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Experience the rich and aromatic essence of Mexico with our Savory Fiesta Rice. This dish is a delightful blend of fluffy long-grain rice, infused with a medley of fresh vegetables and bold spices that will transport your taste buds to the heart of a festive Mexican celebration. Perfect as a side dish or a base for burritos and bowls, this recipe is sure to become a cherished addition to your culinary repertoire.



  1. Warm the oil in a pot over a medium flame.
  2. Sauté the rice and onion in the oil until they reach a golden hue, roughly 5 minutes; sprinkle with salt, cumin, and pepper.
  3. Pour in the water over the rice blend. Mix in the tomato sauce and chicken bouillon with the water.
  4. Turn up the heat to medium-high, secure the pot with its lid, and let the contents come to a rolling boil.
  5. Introduce the serrano chile pepper and maintain a vigorous boil for 10 minutes.
  6. Diminish the heat to medium-low and let the rice simmer until it’s soft and the liquid has been fully absorbed, which should take an additional 15 to 20 minutes.


  • – For a vegetarian version, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth.
    – Adjust the level of heat by choosing mild, medium, or hot salsa according to your preference.
    – The rice can be garnished with additional toppings such as diced avocado, lime wedges, or shredded cheese.
Keywords:Mexican rice, side dish, traditional, festive, savory, aromatic, vegetables
Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 844mg36%
Potassium 105mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin C 1 mg
Calcium 18 mg
Iron 5 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, you can use brown rice, but keep in mind that it may require a longer cooking time and additional liquid.

How can I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Can I add meat to this dish?

Absolutely! Cooked chicken, pork, or beef can be added to the rice for a heartier meal.

Is this dish spicy?

The spiciness depends on the type of salsa used. Adjust the spice level to your liking by selecting the appropriate salsa.

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    05/19/2024 07:35 am GMT

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