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Mexican skillet rice served along side some tequila lime chicken and cheesy black beans.

Skillet Mexican Rice

Bring the restaurant home this taco Tuesday with this easy one skillet Mexican Style Rice.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 115 kcal


  • 1 ½ Cup Rice
  • 1 Small White or Yellow Onion diced
  • 2 TBS Avocado Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 14oz Dice Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 3 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder or Cayene for extra heat
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Warm a skillet with the avocado oil over medium heat.
  • Add the rice and onions to the skillet and saute them unti l the rice starts to brown a bit.
  • Once the rice has started to brown add the garlic and let it cook another one to two minutes.
  • To the rice add the remaining ingredients and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • When the liquid comes to a simmer, reduce the heat to low, cover and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes until the liquid is gone and the rice is fluffy.
  • Serve the rice alongside your favorite Mexican dish and enjoy.


Use whatever rice you want. If you chose brown rice know that you might need a little bit more liquid and longer cooking times.
Add in black beans, corn, or even cheese to turn a simple side dish into so much more.
If you want more heat add some chili powder or cayenne or even some diced jalapenos. 
Keyword mexican rice, rice, side dish