Mexican Rice

My husband enjoys getting creative in the kitchen and he is quite good at it too! This recipe for Mexican Rice is an excellent side dish for tacos, fajitas or any Mexican dish. I’m not going to lie either, it’s also a great way to get a bit more veggies into the kids without them complaining – parenting win, thanks hubby!
Mexican Rice

A Mexican Rice side dish can go with many meals:


Beef Taquitos

Taquito Pie to name a few.

My kids love rice so much that we could probably get away with serving it at every meal. That is why I love the variety that Mexican rice provides. Did I mention that it has VEGETABLES in it too?!

Mexican Rice
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This recipe for Mexican Rice is a family favourite that is a great side dish to accompany tacos, fajitas or any Mexican dish.
Recipe type: Mexican side dish
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1½ cups uncooked rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 450 mL tomato sauce
  1. Saute together onion, oil and butter.
  2. Mix 1½ cups rice and stir together.
  3. Mix spices in a small dish, add to rice and corn.
  4. Add chicken stock and tomato sauce.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until dry (approximately 30 minutes).

Mexican Rice

I encourage you to get creative with your rice dishes! Plain rice is always nice, but there are so many other creations that your family will enjoy.

Here is a recipe for Indian Spiced Basmati to try from Sandra Katanic, someone who inspires me every single day with her delicious creations!

I have also been known to fry up left over plain rice, add some cheese and an egg and it gets devoured by everyone.

What is your favourite rice dish?

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