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Perfect Mexican Rice

You’ll love this easy Mexican Rice Recipe that is boosted with vitamins and flavor!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x





  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot, and stir fry for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and uncooked rice, and stir fry for about two minutes longer.
  3. Pour in tomato juice, chicken broth, water, and cumin. Stir, and bring to a low boil. Add frozen peas, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Remove cover, and stir in cilantro. Add salt and/or hot sauce to taste. Your Mexican Rice is ready to serve!



  • You can substitute a cup of frozen mixed peas and carrots for the fresh carrot and peas if you’d like. (Add the frozen vegetables together as directed above.)
  • If you don’t have fresh cilantro, use one tablespoon of dried cilantro instead.
  • If you prefer brown rice, the recipe should work as written, but increase the simmering time to 40 minutes.


  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25