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Mexican Yellow Rice Recipe

mexican yellow rice recipe

As a food enthusiast, I have always been intrigued by the distinct flavors and aromas of Mexican cuisine. One of my favorite recipes is the Mexican Yellow Rice, which is not only delicious but also easy to prepare. In this article, I will share with you the recipe for this mouth-watering dish, along with some tips and FAQs to help you perfect it at home.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Side Dish
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5


  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots


  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, cumin, turmeric, and salt to the skillet and stir to coat the rice with the spices.
  4. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 18 minutes.
  5. Add the peas and carrots to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the vegetables are heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per Serving
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Total Carbohydrate48g
Dietary Fiber2g
Total Sugars2g


  • Q: Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?
  • A: Yes, you can use brown rice but you will need to adjust the cooking time and add more liquid.
  • Q: Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?
  • A: Yes, you can use vegetable broth to make this recipe vegetarian-friendly.
  • Q: Can I add more vegetables to the recipe?
  • A: Yes, you can add any vegetables of your choice such as corn or bell peppers.

Recipes Tips

If you want to make the best Mexican Yellow Rice, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Be sure to rinse the rice before cooking to remove excess starch.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed skillet to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom.
  • Allow the rice to rest for 5 minutes before serving to let the flavors develop.

With these tips and the recipe provided, you can make delicious and authentic Mexican Yellow Rice right in your own kitchen. Enjoy!