Restaurant Style Mexican Rice cooked in pan

How to Make Perfect Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Serve this favorite Mexican rice with Spicy Grilled Chipotle Shrimp and some mixed veggies for a crazy good dinner.

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice cooked in pan

Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

Tonia Bloom
This really is the perfect Mexican rice recipe. The rice turn out light, fluffy, and flavorful; just like a restaurant. I have made this rice many, many times with consistent results. You can also stir in 1 cup of thawed, frozen peas and carrots if you like.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Diet Green, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium
Servings 6
Cost $.32 per serving

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Stir bouillon into hot water until dissolved. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add rice and stir until lightly browned; about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, salt, and cumin.
  • Add the bouillon water to the rice. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. (Note: When adding water to hot pan, it will steam up a little.)
  • Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro.

Notes

I forgot to take a separate picture of the rice.  Next time I make this rice I will get a better picture.
Nutrition Facts
Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
Amount per Serving
Calories
175
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
364
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
24
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Carb Count
 
2
13
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Heart Healthy, Rice Dishes
Food Groups ***Starch = 1.5 servings, Fat = .5 serving
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