Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

Mexican rice is fluffy and goes well with any Mexican main course for dinner. Try it with tacos, carne asada, burritos, and bowls!


– 4 Tbsp avocado oil – 1 small yellow onion finely chopped – 5 large cloves garlic – 2 cups long grain white rice – 3 ½ to 4 cups chicken broth * – 3 Tbsp tomato paste – ½ tsp sea salt to taste – 2/3 cup green peas frozen or canned, optional


In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add uncooked rice and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. 

Step 1

Sauté the rice for 10 minutes and watch it to avoid burning for best results. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté for 3–5 minutes to soften.

Step 2

Bring broth and tomato paste to a boil in the pot. On low, cook covered for 20 minutes without stirring. Rice type, stove temperature, and liquid amount affect cooking time.

Step 3

Drop the pot off the heat and add the green peas without stirring. After 10 minutes, fluff rice and add peas with a fork.

Step 4

Enjoy Mexican dishes with Mexican rice and sides like refried beans or black beans.

Step 5

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