Rice Cooker Mexican Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A spicy, easy to prepare side dish to accompany any mexican dish. White rice is standard, but you can use any type of rice you like for this yummy recipe. You can even adapt this recipe for couscous by omitting the cooking in the rice cooker. UPDATED to account for error in rice and water proportion. Note that the type of rice you use and the type of rice cooker may require further adjustment.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together rice, cumin, garlic powder, diced onion or dried onion, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
  2. Place in rice cooker.
  3. Boil water; add bullion cubes and stir until dissolved.
  4. Pour water over rice; stir briefly to combine.
  5. Set rice cooker to cook.
  6. When done, let sit approximately 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

This was really good! Next time I would probably cut back a bit on the cayenne. I used a bit of onion powder instead of the onion.

Adopt Pets August 09, 2016

This was a tasty, easy side dish. I didn't have tomato boullion, so subbed a chicken one and a tablespoon or so of sun dried tomato paste.

Meghan February 07, 2010

Very tasty! Thank you for indicating which cups of rice to use, it turned out perfectly. This turned out surprisingly spicy, too spicy for the kids, but yummilicious for us adults. I think next time I will leave out the cayenne, which should bring the heat level down perfectly for the kids. Thank for posting this, it's a great addition to my rice cooker cookbook!

CraftScout February 04, 2009

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