Mexican rice is perfect for stuffing into taco shells, tortillas, burrito bowls, and more: it’s a golden, savory, and rich filling that provides a great flavor foundation for the spices traditional to Mexican food. Easy Mexican Rice makes cooking this seasoned sensation…well, easy! It only needs 30 minutes or less and a few quick steps to make the most flavorful rice you’ve ever tasted. Easy Mexican Rice can even be eaten on its own, which you definitely will start doing when you realize how quick it is to make!

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup u long-grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


Step 1 –Heat the vegetable oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.

Step 2 –Add the rice and cook until translucent, about 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 3 –Add the chicken stock, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic salt, and cumin.

Step 4 –Bring the mixture to a rapid boil over high heat.

Step 5 –Stir the rice once and cover.

Step 6 –Turn the heat down to almost low (a little less than medium low) and cook for 25 minutes.

Step 7 –Remove the cover and let the rice stand 2-3 minutes before fluffing it with a fork.

Step 8 –Serve!