Rice Cooker Mexican Rice
Need a great side dish for dinner but don’t want all the hassle? This Rice Cooker Mexican Rice recipe would go great with any Mexican fare and it is so easy to do. I love using my new rice cooker and this came in very handy for a crowd.
Throw all the ingredients into your rice cooker and forget about it until serving time. This recipe will have you running out to buy a rice cooker if you don’t have one already.
The one I graciously received was by Hamilton Beach and it is pulled out on a regular basis. We all love the wonderful rice it cooks up for us, but that is not all I have done!
I have also made Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal and loved it!! I really can’t wait to make that again soon!
How to Make Mexican Rice
It is easy to make Mexican Rice when you use Hamilton Beach’s easy rice cooker. You will love cooking rice if you have this machine, so simple and so efficient.
Just add all your ingredients directly to the rice cooker, stir, set and leave it. The machine does the rest! The tomato paste makes the rice such a lovely color.
The chicken broth, butter, onion, green chilies, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt give the rice lots of flavor but not too much to overpower your main course. Adding in these ingredients also adds to the texture of the dish.
The cilantro is used for garnish and is optional if you don’t like it. When it is done it keeps your rice warm until you’re ready to use it. I will never cook rice in a stovetop pot again!!
I will often serve up either soft or hard shell tacos or burritos for a quick and easy weekday meal. This Mexican rice is a quick and easy side for anything Mexican, TexMex or even southern flavored recipes that you may create.
When everyone is running out to activities in the evenings it’s great to be able to make sure that the family has a nutritious meal before heading out.
Recipe adapted from Food.com Rice Cooker Mexican Rice.
- 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
- 3 1/8 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 4.5 oz. can tomato paste
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
- 4 oz. can diced green chilies
- Fresh black pepper
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- Cilantro for garnish
- Salt as needed
- Add all ingredients to the rice cooker. Stir well. Cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Let rest for 3 minutes after cooking or longer to thicken and then stir. Garnish with cilantro before serving.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 117 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 146mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 4g