Mexican Rice Recipe (Cheesy & Easy Mexican Rice)

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This Mexican Rice Recipe is our favorite Mexican side dish! We are obsessed with this cheesy Mexican Rice loaded with all the best ingredients; pico de gallo, cilantro, CHEESE, onion, corn, green chiles, and more. This easy Mexican Rice Recipe is one of the best side dish recipes for Cinco de Mayo.

Mexican Rice Recipe in a bowl

Cheesy Mexican Rice

This Mexican rice recipe is sooo cheesy and delicious. Perfect as a side for any meal, you’re going to love this easy Mexican rice!

This cheesy Mexican Rice Recipe is something special. I have over 900 recipes on my site and I’m about to say something really serious. THIS CHEESY EASY MEXICAN RICE IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE RECIPES ON THE COOKIE ROOKIE. I like every recipe I post on here. Every single recipe is eaten by our family and approved. But this recipe just seems special. I mean, it’s any time cheese in involved, I’m sold.

I’m so glad I learned how to make Mexican rice because this is the kind of super simple recipe I can see us making time and time and time again. I will definitely be making this easy Mexican rice recipe as a side dish for fajitas, tacos, or even just chicken breasts. I might even toss beef or chicken into the mix and make it a main course next time.

It’s BEYOND delicious and so easy to customize and change up. I’m really proud of it and I hope you love this rice as much as we do!

I’m in love with this cheesy easy Mexican Rice Recipe and I know you’ll love it too! It’s the perfect side dish for any feast.

Large skillet full of cheesy easy Mexican rice

This EASY CHEESY TEX MEX RICE is our favorite Mexican side dish! We are obsessed with this cheesy rice loaded with all the best ingredients.

How to Make Mexican Rice

This easy Mexican Rice recipe is so good and so cheesy. I love the flavors of classic Mexican rice, with all the best ingredients to add that spice. It goes so well with other Mexican dishes, so it’s the perfect side dish to make over and over again. I never get tired of it!

How to Make Mexican Rice:

  1. Cook white rice according to package instructions
  2. Once the rice is cooked, mix it with all other ingredients, and then add the cheese
  3. Pour the Mexican rice mixture into a nonstick skillet
  4. Cook for 30 minutes on medium heat
  5. Stir rice every 5 minutes

Once it’s all cooked together, you’ll have the BEST Mexican rice recipe. I love how cheesy this rice gets, and all the ingredients really blend together to create the most amazing taste.

What spices are in Mexican Rice?

Their Taco Seasoning (or Spicy Taco Seasoning if you’re feeling adventurous!) makes things so easy. One ounce is all you need to make this Cheesy Tex Mex Rice just the right flavor. Their green chiles pack the perfect punch to kick things up a notch. Ugh, I’m just so excited for you to try this!

Cheesy Mexican rice in a skillet

Bowl of Mexican rice

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe

This easy Mexican Rice recipe is loaded with corn, green peppers, diced tomatoes, onion, green chiles, fresh cilantro, and CHEESE! It cooks down to a melty, caramelized, delicious side dish that I simply cannot get enough of. I wish I would have come up with this years ago. I need as much as possible of it in my life!

I love that I can cook it up in just half an hour, and just like that, it’s ready to devour with tacos, chicken, fajitas, etc. It’s the PERFECT side dish for taco night!

Cheesy Mexican rice with tomatoes, corn, green chiles, onions, and more

This EASY CHEESY TEX MEX RICE is our favorite Mexican side dish! We are obsessed with this cheesy rice loaded with all the best ingredients.

Which rice to use for Mexican Rice?

White rice is the best rice to use for this Mexican Rice recipe.

What is Mexican Rice made of?

We start with the white rice. Then we add in a bunch of awesome ingredients to create that classic flavor we love.

Easy Mexican Rice Ingredients:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Green Pepper
  • Dice white onion
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Shredded cheese (I used Mexican blend cheese)
  • Green chiles
  • Old El Paso Taco Seasoning

How to make Mexican rice

Drop whatever your dinner plans are and make this Cheesy Easy Mexican Rice Recipe TONIGHT! Pair it with your favorite Mexican dishes or layer it onto nachos, tacos, and more. It even works like a dream as a dip for tortilla chips.

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Mexican Rice. Enjoy!

Try this easy Mexican Rice recipe with some my other favorite Mexican dishes:


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