Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Inspired Taste via Youtube


Also known as Spanish rice, this Mexican rice recipe from Inspired Taste on YouTube is a must-try and should be a staple in your home if you ask me. You’ll only need 15 minutes to make this, and it tastes divine; your family will love it!


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In this step by step tutorial, Inspired Taste will show how to make the best Mexican rice. From choosing the best ingredients to cooking it with the right techniques, you’ll be able to pull this off in under 30 minutes, even if you’re a beginner. So, gather your ingredients today and impress your family by making the best Mexican rice they’ll ever taste!


  • 2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed and drained several times
  • 2 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Anaheim peppers, seeds, and stem removed, then finely chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • cilantro, sliced green onion, and lime, for serving


Step 1

Finely chop one large onion, mince six cloves of garlic, and finely chop two Anaheim peppers. Transfer them all to a large mixing bowl. Lastly, finely chopped 2 cups worth of tomatoes. Now, heat a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, add some olive oil, then add the chopped onion, garlic, and peppers. Saute for five minutes or until translucent. Next, add 2 cups of long-grain white Basmati rice and stir for a few minutes.

Chopping the veggies for the Mexican rice
Image credits: Inspired Taste via Youtube

Step 2

Season the rice with 1 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir together and cook for one minute. After this, add the chopped tomatoes with all their juices and 2 1/2 cups of stock. Bring to a boil, then cover the pot with its lid. Simmer for 14 minutes over low heat. After simmering, remove the saucepan from the stove covered and let it sit for ten minutes. Once done, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Serve and enjoy!

Adding the broth to the Mexican rice
Image credits: Inspired Taste via Youtube

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

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