Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I've tried a lot of Mexican rice recipes over the years, and this is my current favorite. This can also be made into a gift mix.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water, bouillon granules, onions and all spices in a 2 quart pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and add rice.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a great, simple recipe that I've been making regularly. It's not aggressively flavorful, but I'm not looking for that in a side dish. It's very tasty, and I love that it uses only ingredients that I generally keep around the house. The only thing I've changed is that I use chicken stock in place of the water and bullion.

5 5

Simple and delicious! I loved how quick this recipe came together, I tasted the rice to see if it was done and thought it was a little bland. I went ahead and add a bit of kosher salt and the cilantro and let it sit a while. That really made all the difference. Adding the cilantro is really important. Its not the same as a tomato based Mexican rice or Spanish rice recipe, but it was the perfect compliment to our chicken tacos and pinto beans. Thanks for posting.

5 5

This side dish would complement just about any meal, whether it be everyday or company. So easy to prepare and has a subtle Mexican flavor. Because the spiciness is not too pronounced, it is sure to appeal to most everyone at the table. That's a big plus in this house. Thanks, Ginny Sue, for making us all happy.