If you’re searching for a quick and tasty side dish to pair with your next Mexican-inspired meal, this 15-minute Mexican rice recipe is just what you need!
AN EASY RESTAURANT STYLE RICE RECIPE
Do you have any fun traditions for Cinco de Mayo? My family and I usually just do a fun Mexican-inspired dinner to celebrate. One of our favorites is Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas with this Mexican restaurant-style rice. This stuff is crazy-easy to throw together and the taste is amazing thanks to the enchilada sauce.
TIPS FOR MAKING MEXICAN RICE:
- This is the perfect recipe to make ahead of time, then save for later. It reheats beautifully!
- You could also take this rice and make it part of a burrito bowl. Just throw in some chicken and corn and lunch is served – yum! Or wrap it up in a tortilla shell with sliced avocado and black beans. So good and filling. One of my favorite meals!
- This is my cheater, quick and easy version of Mexican style rice. However, if you are looking for a truly authentic recipe, check out this one from Muy Bueno.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- basmati rice
- chicken broth
- red enchilada sauce
HOW TO MAKE MEXICAN RICE:
In a large skillet (or saucepan) stir together the rice, chicken broth and enchilada sauce.
Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil. Stir well. Cover pot and turn down heat to low.
Cook for about 10-15 minutes until rice is tender. Stir mixture and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Optional: top with sliced tomatoes and cilantro when serving
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3-Ingredient Mexican Rice (+Video)
- In a large skillet (or saucepan) stir together 1 cup basmati rice, 2 cups chicken broth and 10 ounce can red enchilada sauce.
- Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil. Stir well. Cover pot and turn down heat to low.
- Cook for about 10-15 minutes until rice is tender. Stir mixture and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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