Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe (Easy One Pot Meal!)

Authentic Mexican Rice Recipe | Allergy a la Mode

This authentic Mexican rice recipe is quick and easy! You’ll have delicious restaurant quality Mexican rice in 30 minutes or less with hardly any work on your part!


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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tomato bouillon cube *see note
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce


  1. Heat oil in a medium-sized pan. Once hot, add in chopped onion, rice, cumin, and garlic powder. Fry, while stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until rice is golden in color.
  2. Add water, tomato bouillon, and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve.


*Alternatively, you may use 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth or vegetable broth instead of the water and tomato bouillon.


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