Delicious Mexican Rice

Delicious Mexican Rice

If you are searching for the perfect Mexican rice recipe, search no more. This Delicious Mexican Rice is not only yummy but quite unique in taste. Grab a bite and you will experience the Mexican flavor in your own home.

Cooking Time20 min


  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper or 1/4 cup pimiento, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • black pepper freshly ground to taste


  1.  Melt bacon fat in heavy skillet.
  2. Saute onions and rice until rice is opaque, but not browned.
  3. Add green and red bell peppers or pimiento, chili powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
  4. Mix well and add 2 cups water and bring to boil uncovered; reduce heat to very low and cover.
  5. Cook for about 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
  6. Add corn and peas to sauce pan with 1/4 cup of water and ½ teaspoon of salt.
  7. Bring to boil and simmer 2 minutes. Turn up heat and reduce water from vegetables.
  8. Add butter or margarine and grind of pepper.
  9. Carefully fold peas and corn mixture into rice and keep hot, until serving.

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Hi beechiegirl1953, Thanks so much for the tips. I know our readers will love the options you've offered them! -Editors of RecipeLion

This is an excellent recipe, but I made slight modifications. Instead of just plain water, I used chicken broth. Also, since we don't care for peas and corn added to rice, I left that out and therefore reduced the water (chicken broth, actually) to 2 cups. I served the rice with shredded chicken tacos, refried beans, and guacamole served on a bed of shredded lettuce. I made the chicken from the previous days smoked/grilled chicken. Next time, I plan to serve the rice with chicken enchiladas and homemade pinto beans. This is an easy meal to make for casual company, too.


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