Mexican Rice

This homemade and authentic Mexican Rice recipe is quick to make for when you need a delicious side dish to accompany your Taco Tuesday specialties.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Easy and homemade, Mexican Rice is perfect as a side dish or entrée for your next meal, family gathering or Taco Tuesday party! Try out this recipe using our Minute® Instant White Rice.

    Step 1

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add pepper and onion and sauté until tender but not browned.

    Step 2

  • Add corn, broth and salsa and bring to a boil.

    Step 3

  • Stir in the rice and cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add the cheese and fluff with a fork.

    Recipe Tips
    This recipe is adaptable so try it with whatever you have on hand. Feel free to add fresh or canned, crushed tomatoes in place of the salsa. Or, if you’re looking for more heat, add a hot salsa or maybe drizzle some Tabasco sauce on top.

    If you’re an avocado lover, garnish the rice with guacamole or sliced avocado.

Homemade Mexican Rice

This Mexican Rice is a delicious, home-cooked side dish that you can make in 15 minutes for your next taco night! Serve it alongside tacos or as a filling for burritos or other Mexican-style meals. Have any leftovers? Use as the rice base for a Rice and Beans Burrito Bowl.

Our Minute® Instant White Rice makes for a dish that cooks up quickly without losing any delicious flavor! It’s the perfect kitchen helper for when you’ve got hungry mouths to feed. This easy dish starts with a quick sauté of chopped green peppers and onions to give a nice flavor base to the rice. Salsa, corn and broth add a mix of savory, sweet and tangy flavors. In nearly no time, your rice dish is ready!

Simple Meal Options

This recipe is also a great option for inexperienced chefs, since it’s ready in 4 easy steps and is a quick meal anyone can be proud of. Our convenient Minute® Instant Rice makes meals delicious and simple, but to put together something truly on the go, try our Ready to Serve varieties that can be heated in just minutes. Make a quick egg and rice recipe or a veggie and sauce rice bowl in under 5 minutes! Take a look at more options that you can make in the microwave using any of our rice varieties.

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