Mexican Rice Dishes

Rice and beans make every Mexican plate complete. In fact, Mexican rice is a flavorful side for any meat dish, especially one with a little spice.

See Popular Mexican Rice Dishes Recipes

Pork Mole with Coriander Rice and Barracho Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

A homemade mole sauce flavors lean pork tenderloin in this Mexican-style recipe.

Total: 10 mins

Picadillo Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Picadillo is a favorite dish in several Spanish-speaking countries. It usually includes pork, tomatoes, onion, and garlic with regional additions.

Total: 35 mins

Black Beans and Rice

Family Circle

Hearty Rice and Beans


Beans and rice get Mexican flare with jalapenos, tomatoes, and green chilies.

Total: 15 mins

Arroz con Pollo a la Mexicana

Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and rice is a classic Mexican dinner option. Serve alongside a bowl of chips and salsa for a real fiesta.

Total: 45 mins

Hot and Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

This one dish dinner recipe features a delicious mix of broccoli, chicken, green chiles, and rice.

Fiesta Chicken


A colorful, flavorful chicken and rice dish made with spicy tomatoes -- it is perfect for a party or everyday.

Total: 50 mins

Baked Chicken Breasts with Black Bean Rice Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

This Mexican dinner is ideal for mixing and matching. The chicken would taste fabulous sliced and served inside fajitas, while the pilaf would be a perfect partner for grilled steak or shrimp.

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Papaya & Olives with Brown Rice


With whole grains, fruit, and nuts, this recipe can be a hearty side dish or a light main dish for lunch or dinner.

Total: 15 mins

Cheesy Rice Casserole

Taste of the South
Total: 40 mins

Mexican Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Spanish Rice


Long-grain rice kicked up with zesty tomatoes, corn, peppers, and black beans.

Total: 25 mins

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Whip up a well-balanced meal in one skillet and just 25 minutes! The spicy vegetable and brown rice side dish comes together in the same pan after the chicken is cooked.

How to Make Mexican Rice

This mexican rice is the perfect side dish to a chicken, beef or pork entree. With so much color and flavor it will easily become a favorite.

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

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