Easy Mexican Rice | Mommy's Home Cooking

Easy Mexican Rice

This Easy Mexican Rice is light, fluffy, and flavorful! The best part is that everything gets tossed into the rice cooker, you walk away, and the magic happens in minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican, rice, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories per serving 354 kcal
Author Oriana Romero


  • 3 cups long white rice (see notes)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Roma tomatoes ,chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno pepper ,seeded
  • 1 medium yellow onion ,chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups frozen mixed vegetables (peas corn, and carrot) (optional)


  1. Place rice into the cooking pot.
  2. Place chicken stock, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, onion, tomato paste, salt and pepper into a blender and blend until all ingredients are well-chopped.
  3. Add mixture from the blender to the cooking pot with the rice. Add oil and frozen vegetable (if using) and mix to incorporate.
  4. Close the cooking pot and set the cooker on “white rice” mode. Hamilton Beach rice cooker takes 45 minutes.
  5. the Add cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

I used parboiled long grain rice.



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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Mexican Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 472mg20%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 2005IU40%
Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.