Mexican Cuisine

Savory Mexican Fiesta Rice

A Simple and Flavorful Side Dish

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Savory Mexican Fiesta Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 25 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:158 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Discover the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this easy-to-make Mexican rice recipe. Perfect as a side dish for any meal, this rice is infused with tomatoes, garlic, and a hint of spice, bringing a taste of tradition to your table.



  1. Warm canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle in onion powder and garlic powder for seasoning. Add the rice and cook, stirring frequently, until it turns a golden color, approximately 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour in water and tomato sauce, then bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover the skillet, and let it simmer until the rice is tender, which should take about 15 minutes.


  • – For a vegetarian version, substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth.
    – Add some chopped bell peppers or peas for extra color and flavor.
    – Adjust the seasoning to taste by adding more garlic salt or cumin if desired.
Keywords:Mexican rice, easy recipe, side dish, authentic

Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?

Yes, but you will need to adjust the cooking time and liquid amounts as brown rice takes longer to cook.

Can I make this rice ahead of time?

Absolutely. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat before serving.

Is this recipe spicy?

This recipe is mild. If you prefer a spicier version, you can add some chopped jalapeños or a pinch of chili powder.

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