The best Mexican rice you’ll ever eat is super easy to make, tastes absolutely amazing, and is packed with so much flavor. With just a handful of pantry friendly ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cooking this seriously delicious Mexican rice in no time.
This Mexican rice recipe makes the most tender rice infused with perfectly balanced fresh flavors. The key to this recipes success is two things – first, rinsing the rice really well to remove all of the excess starch before cooking, and second, sautéing the rice in sizzling hot oil until toasted and golden brown before adding the cooking liquids.
After browning, the rice cooks briefly on the stove in a tomato onion puree, garlic, jalapeños, tomato paste and chicken stock infused with chicken bouillon to really absorb all of the delicious flavors. After the cooking liquid begins to boil, the rice finishes cooking in the oven. How simple is that?
Finished off with a handful of fresh cilantro and a few big squeezes of lime, you can now enjoy the best Mexican rice you’ll ever eat!