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  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about 1 lime)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (freshly)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt (to taste)
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NutritionView more



Calories200Calories from Fat35
Total Fat4.5g7%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat35
Total Carbohydrate36g12%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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M C. 7 days ago
Excellent! I used shallots and vodka sauce. It’s what I had on hand. Excellent. Oh and I didn’t use cilantro
Heather Hudson 29 days ago
Easy quick and tasty
Marlee B. 22 Aug
Just ok, too tomatoey for my taste
Buccola 14 Aug
Good! Easy and quick!
Elise 2 Aug
This is one of my staple recipes in the home, we love it!
Ward 12 Jul
very well, could have eaten it by itself, perhaps a touch of tabasco to really set it apart
Yasmin 22 May
First time making Mexican rice. My husband is huge food critic so I was nervous about how this would come out. We absolutely loved it!! The only thing I did different was at also add a few slices of fresh lime as garnishing at the end. My husband gave this rice a 10/10!! Will definitely be making this again!
This side dish turned out great!! Will definitely make this dish again. Great with thin sliced flank steak with fried black beans. DELICIOUS!!!
It was pretty good. The kids liked it.
Ashley C. 3 May
Really tasty and pretty easy. Ended up putting the tomato paste and spice mixture into the rice pot instead of the other way around, as suggested. Also added salt in. Will make again
Alissa 27 Apr
Soooo good, I couldn’t stop eating my leftovers 😍😍
Beth 11 Apr
My husband does not like Mexican rice....well he loves this one! The lime and cilantro is perfect additive and the flavor is spot on.
James 29 Mar
Great. Love this rice
Carmen F. 20 Mar
It was delicious. I added jalapeno which kicked it up a notch
Bethany 3 Feb
Amazing! Added some hot sauce with good flavor for a twist and it was perfect. Definitely going to become a regular quick meal
I made it without the tomato paste and it was still great! More like Chipotle’s white rice
David N. 29 Dec 2017
Turned out good I used it on prawn tacos with lime cilantro crema, the rice could have used a bit more flavour but was quite tasty
Alma M. 13 Nov 2017
I added diced tomatoes and jalapeños and it came out great
Raffaella G. 15 Oct 2017
Just delicious! Probably next time will not use exact amount of tomato paste. Other than that wonderful
Cathy Kuczma 8 Oct 2017
Not my favorite. It was slightly glob like and very sticky. It had a good flavor but the texture was hard to get past for me.
Lily Cuevas 4 Oct 2017
Kinda salty but fills the tummy so good enough!
CNic 3 Oct 2017
The rice was too soft, I had thought the recipe called for too much liquid but decided to trust it. I also would have preferred less cumin and some chili powder instead which I will add next time.
Victoria Perebzak 30 Jul 2017
I added a can of black beans and it was delicious. The whole family enjoyed it as a side to enchiladas.
Maria R. 13 May 2017
It turn out excellent. I was afraid of the amount of cumin since it is a powerful spice but it turned out flavorful without being overwhelming. Great recipe! It's a keeper.
Kate 26 Feb 2017
made this for friends and everyo e loved it! i forgot to get tomato paste so i substituted some salsa. i would make it again for sure.
Larina H. 28 Sep 2016
I used homemade broth and diced tomatoes. Best mexican rice I ever ate. Next time I might ease up on the cumin a little...nah, it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe.
Corella Doll 14 Sep 2016
Very good flavor. I will make this again. The only issue I had was using tomato paste made it too thick. Maybe tomato sauce would work better.
Kelly H. 15 Feb 2016
I've been looking for a more authentic Mexican rice recipe, and this is the closest so far to what I am seeking. I made the rice in my rice cooker, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Usually my family watches me choke down the rice with our Mexican dishes, but this time they dug in. I'll be making it again.