Easy Mexican Rice

This Easy Mexican Rice Recipe is made in just one skillet in less than 20 minutes for the perfect Mexican side dish!

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Delicious mexican style rice that will wow your tastebuds and the family.




  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet (needs to have a fitting lid). Add the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until just tender.
  2. Add the rice and stir, letting the rice toast slightly until it becomes a light brown. While it’s toasting add the garlic salt and cumin and keep stirring.
  3. Add the can of Mexican diced tomatoes (including the juices), lime juice and the chicken broth, stir and bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork, stir in freshly chopped cilantro and enjoy!


If you can’t find the 14oz can of Mexican Diced Tomatoes, use a can of regular diced tomatoes and a 4oz can of diced green chilies. (use as much or as little of the chilies as you prefer).