35 Reviews

This is the greatest Mexican Rice! Takes just like the stuff you get at Mexican restaurants. Like others, I added chili powder and cumin. I also doubled the garlic, chilies, and spices. A hit with DH! My quest for the ultimate Mexican rice recipe is over. Thanks so much!

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prf2000 January 12, 2010

this was great! the first recipe made in my new rice cooker. i had to alter the recipe per what i had on hand plus i was cooking for more people, so i changed servings to 10, increased rice to 2 cups, used 3 1/2 cups of water with chicken and tomato bouillon powders, 3 T butter, a small onion, the whole can of green chiles, and a can of rotel instead of tomato paste. i also added some chili powder and cumin. i thought this was a great first run at my new cooker. thanks for posting, i'll be making this again!

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KPD December 30, 2009

I just bought a rice cooker for this recipe. It turned out awesome!! I did make some tweaks to it. I doubled the recipe and used 1 can tomato paste, 1 small jar of salsa, onion, cumin, chili powder, garlic, and chicken stock. Once my rice cooker was on warm i added a bit more salsa and cheese...soooo good!!!

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andrea.wilkinson3853 January 21, 2014

Really good! I didn't have any fresh garlic, so I used about 2 tsp of garlic powder & added a bout 1 tbls of chili powder. I bit too gummy (wet) for my DH, but I loved it & reminded me of my favorite restaurant rice when I lived in TX. Leftovers went well in burritos the next day!

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zannah17 February 14, 2011

So easy & quick! Adjusted amounts for larger recipe, and it turned out well.

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Eileen H. October 21, 2013

I followed the directions exactly and cooked it in the rice cooker...it turned out PERFECTLY!!! I have struggled with my rice cooker for months...but this recipe was easy and worked like a charm! The flavours were truly wonderful!

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ms.susan January 23, 2010

This was fantastic! I did add some cumin (1/4 tsp) and I think next time I will add a little Chile Powder as well. Thank you for putting this on here. It will be used again!

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~*Miss Diggy*~ July 15, 2007

Tried it last night and we loved it. Was so easy to prepare! Thanks so much.

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Tomato Queen June 24, 2015

This rice is delish! My husband, who does not care for rice - loves this. I make a double batch because it is such a hit! Thanks so much, Food.com, for coming through BIG with this recipe!

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#1NYYfan March 13, 2015

I increased rice to 2 cups and used 3 1/2 cups of water with chicken and tomato bouillon powder, 3 T butter, a small onion, and a can of rotel with green chiles instead of tomato paste like another reviewer had done. I also added some ancho chili powder. This was pretty good. I especially like that you don't have to stand over the pot to get a perfect consistency rice. I will definitely use this method even if I decide to use different spices.

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a-torres February 21, 2015
Rice Cooker Mexican Rice