Easy Mexican Rice - this easy side dish recipe is full of flavor
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Easy Mexican Rice

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time32 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican, rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Susanne Eagan


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 onion - diced
  • 1 small bell pepper - diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can sweet corn kernels - drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with the juice and zest of one lime


  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat melt butter
  • Add onions and peppers cook until tender and translucent
  • Stir in garlic and continue to cook for about a minute or until fragrant
  • Add rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Add in diced tomatoes and chilies, black beans, corn, cumin, salt and pepper to the rice mixture.
  • Stir in broth and bring to a boil.
  • Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low, cook for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Fluff with fork and stir lime zest and juice
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