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Mexican Rice Recipe

Mexican Rice Recipe

This recipe is a zippy, flavorful south-of-the-border side dish. My family always requests this rice when I'm making a Mexican dinner.—Pattie Hess, Grabill, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice


  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, salsa and bouillon to a boil. Stir in rice; remove from the heat. Cover and salt stand 6-8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 272mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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lyngoo User ID: 8248858 232513
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"This is so easy, and it's the best recipe for Mexican Rice that I've ever tried. I have used a number of different recipes, but this will be my "go to" recipe now."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 221269
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Simple & good"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 217238
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"My family didn't like this. Not much flavor."

nurseamy99 User ID: 2394171 3490
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Was good & so, so simple. I used medium chunky salsa. Will try hot next time. Thanks!"

carlyhol User ID: 7087888 9219
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"I thought this recipe was very good for being so simple. I did add some chopped yellow pepper and onion because I had it on hand, but I think it would have been good without that too."

grjen User ID: 2792354 9874
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Made for a Mexican carry-in at work. It was really easy and delicious."

thetanners2004 User ID: 2297752 10404
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"quick & easy side to go with tacos or enchiladas!"

deamccoy User ID: 5606464 200587
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"I made this with chicken broth too instead and it was great. I paired it with the zesty corn and beans recipe which calls for rice to put the corn and beans ontop of it. They went together perfect. It was a great side for the Nacho pie. My family and company thought it was great."

akoehler79 User ID: 2893559 9217
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Very simple and good too. Spice it up with hot salsa or keep it mild. We make this whenever we have a Mexican style dinner."

dtreasoner User ID: 1269529 10489
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Most bouillon cubes contain MSG, which I am allergic to. Substituting MSG FREE chicken broth for the water and bouillon cubes resulted in a fabulous dish as well!"

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