Easy Mexican Rice From Scratch

Easy Mexican Rice From Scratch

Skip the box mix! Try this simple recipe for a fresh and flavorful Mexican Rice.

Easy Mexican Rice From Scratch, yum!!

Easy Mexican Rice From Scratch:

This recipe came from necessity, I needed Mexican rice and I didn’t have a box mix… and I’ve found that they aren’t always that great. I scoured the internet and found recipes that called for a boat load of spices I didn’t have. After experimenting, I found you can just use taco seasoning!

Add in a little lime juice and some cilantro and you have some of my favorite flavors in the world! Yum!

The How To:

All I do is chop up the cilantro and cut the lime into wedges. I also like to dice a tomato to throw into the pot to add some pretty pops of color in the rice. If i don’t have a tomato on hand, 1/4 of chunky salsa works the same!

I throw the rice, chicken stock and taco seasoning into the pot and cook according to the package instructions. I have not tested this recipe out with instant rice, I’m not sure I would recommend it- but if you do, let me know how it turns out in the comments.

After the rice has finished cooking I squeeze a lime wedge onto the rice and sprinkle on the chopped cilantro and stir to combine. You can let the rice hang out covered for 5 minutes to soak in the flavors.

When its done, serve it with a lime wedge on the side and a fresh sprinkle of cilantro!

Did you try this recipe? Let me know how it turned out in the comments!


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Easy Mexican/Spanish Rice From Scratch

Skip the box mix! Try this simple recipe for a fresh and flavorful Mexican Rice.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Rice, Rice
Servings: 4 people
Cost: $5


  • Pot with lid
  • Cutting board


  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 half roma tomato
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning


  • Cut lime into 6 wedges.
  • Chop cilantro. Dice tomato.
  • Pour rice, chicken broth, tomato and taco seasoning into pot, cook according to package instructions.
  • After cooking, squeeze 1-2 lime wedges into rice, add cilantro as well and stir to combine.
  • Serve with lime wedge and extra garnish of cilantro if desired.

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