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Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

This easy Mexican rice recipe uses jarred salsa as a quick but super tasty short cut. Instructions on how to make this Mexican rice recipe in a rice cooker or on the stove top!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock


Stove Top

  • In a medium pot, combine the basmati rice and all other ingredients.
  • Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes before serving.

Rice Cooker

  • Combine the basmati rice and all other ingredients in the rice cooker base.
  • Cook using the 'white rice' function (or regular function if there is not a white rice option).



Serving: 1/4 of batch | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg