This 10 Minute Mexican Rice recipe is sponsored by Megaphone Influence for Riceland. All opinions and recipes are my own. Hope you enjoy!#ProntoPerfectRice
Mexican rice is a staple in our home. Growing up, it was made for almost every single meal, and my parents had made it for so many years that it was perfect every single time they made it. Now that I’m married and on my own, any time I need to make Mexican rice I call up my mom and dad and ask, “How many cups of rice do I need?” and “How much water do I use?” It’s annoying. I hate that I can never remember the proportions because it’s different since there’s tomato sauce in the recipe, and I can’t stand waiting 25 minutes for it to cook, since I always forget to make it until after I’ve made everything else. I decided it was time for me to figure out a better and faster way to make Mexican rice.
I came across Riceland Boil in a Bag Rice at H-E-B (the best grocery store in Texas EVER…seriously), and thought I’d try my hand at a faster way to make my 10 Minute Mexican Rice while still preserving the flavors that I’d come to know and love my whole life. I also grabbed a few typical Mexican rice staples like tomato sauce, a sweet onion, cilantro, and lime wedges. Thanks to my dad, I didn’t need to grab cumin and granulated garlic. Seems like every time he comes to visit (usually for Addie’s surgeries), he grabs the big bottles of spices for my pantry. I think I have 4 of each in there right now!
Get the 10 Minute Mexican Rice recipe HERE!
- 2 bags Riceland Boil in a Bag Rice
- ¾ can Tomato Sauce
- ½ tsp Olive Oil
- ½ Sweet Onion, chopped
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Granulated Garlic
- Lime wedges
- Follow package instructions for Riceland Boil in a Bag Rice and cook the rice for 10 minutes.
- While rice is cooking, in a separate skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat.
- Add onion and cook for about 7 minutes until translucent.
- Pour can of tomato sauce into skillet and add cumin, garlic, and salt to taste. Allow to cook for 3 minutes to take out the raw tomato taste.
- Drain Riceland Boil in a Bag Rice and pour into the skillet. Mix gently with a spatula in order to combine all ingredients together.
- Garnish with a little leftover onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of a lime wedge.
We love making our 10 Minute Mexican Rice with H-E-B pre-seasoned fajitas (the orange or the purple packs!) We make a little buffet with our fajitas, 10 Minute Mexican Rice, H-E-B Mixla tortillas, and all the fajita fixings you could dream of. When we have fajita night, it’s go big, or go home, so we usually have to invite a friend or two over and share with the nurses because we make so much! Everyone is always so happy (even Addie who LOVES the 10 Minute Mexican Rice) because we’ve finished the night off with an amazing meal.