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Mexican rice/Spanish rice - Main image.. Served with guacamole and sour cream

Mexican rice/Spanish rice

Vegetarain Mexican Rice Recipe | How to make Mexican Rice | Vegetarian Rice Dish step by step guide to make this amazingly simple flavourful Mexican Rice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 122 kcal


  • Blender


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup rice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onions finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup coriander/cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder add extra if you want it to be spicy
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin powder


  • Wash the rice three times and let it soak for at least 30mins.
  • In a pan, take olive oil. Take some garlic and saute it till the raw smell is gone.
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - Saute garlic and onions
  • Add onions, corn, and coriander and saute till the onions become transparent.
  • Meanwhile, take some chopped tomatoes and make a puree in the blender.
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - blender in tomatoes
  • Add this to the pan, cook till the tomatoes leave some water.
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - mix everything in the pan
  • After that add spices to the pan, salt, cumin powder, chili powder. Mix it well
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - mix everything with spices
  • Remove the water from the rice and put the soaked rice in the pan. Add about 2 cups of water. (*see notes)
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - mix everything with rice and cook together
  • Mix everything, cover the pan, and let the rice cook
  • Garnish the Mexican rice with coriander
    Mexican rice/Spanish rice - Garnish with coriander


What to eat with Mexican rice: 
  • Mexican rice with sour cream, salsa, chips and guacamole. 
Mexican rice/Spanish rice - Served with Chips, Sour Cream, Guacamole

Mexican rice/Spanish rice - Served with Chips, Sour Cream, Guacamole

  • You can use a can of tomato puree instead of fresh tomato puree. 
  • Instead of water, you can use nice vegetable broth to enhance the flavors more. 
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Keyword Flavored Rice, Mexican Rice, Rice And Sala, Rice Dish