Mexican Rice

We love a BBQ, and this slimming friendly Mexican Rice is a quick, easy accompaniment – great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

It’s also great for a quick lunch (you could even make it the day before to take to work) or for a slimming friendly buffet.

What do I need to make this Mexican Rice?

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We used the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker for this Syn Free Mexican Rice. You could make it in a pan on the stove, but the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker makes things so much quicker and easier I really would recommend you give it a go.

Those of you that are regular visitors to our website will probably know that we’ve used it in a previous recipe, and we were really impressed with the results. So much so that we use it every time we cook rice nowadays.

Which reminds me…..please excuse the state of the rice cooker in our photos. As I said, it gets used a lot, hence the yellow tinge! If you’re using it to make things like this Mexican Rice it will start to discolour after a while. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t affect the performance or taste in the slightest.

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How do I make this Mexican Rice?

It really couldn’t be easier….

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Step 1

Crumble the stock cubes onto the Lékué Rice and Grain Cooker. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved.

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Add the chopped onion, chilli, peppers, peas and spices. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved.

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Step 2

Add the rice and stir.

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Step 3

Pop the lid on and cook in the microwave on high power for 12 minutes. Remove from the microwave and give it a stir with a fork. Check the rice is cooked and the water has absorbed. Add a little more water and cook for another minute or two if you find it’s still slightly undercooked.

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Mexican Rice

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portion 5 minutes 12 minutes

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122kcal 5

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Crumble the stock cubes onto the Lékué rice cooker. Add the chopped onion, chilli, peppers, peas and spices. Pour in the boiling water and stir until the stock is dissolved
  2. Add the rice and Hot Sauce (if you're using it) then stir
  3. Pop the lid on and cook in the microwave on high power for 12 minutes
  4. Remove from the microwave and give it a stir with a fork. Check the rice rice is cooked and the water has absorbed. If it's not quite cooked add a little more water and cook for another minute or two
  5. When cooked, fluff up the rice with a fork and serve (sprinkled with some freshly chopped chillies if you're feeling daring!)

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- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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6 Comments
  1. What rice do you use? I made the Nandos rice and although it tasted good it was a little stodgy. I used basmati rice. Many thanks, Sarah Bradshaw.

    1. Hi Sarah
      We just use regular Basmati rice. Different brands of rice can more starchy than others so you might want to try rinsing it under cold water before cooking

  2. Hello if I am cooking the rice on the hob as per packet instructions, would the spices still be a t tablespoon of each as per the recipe? Seems excessive in contrast to the levels of the other ingredients – plus, in the likes of dirty rice and nandos rice, it’s usually teaspoons rather than tablespoons of spices (and made on the hob). I just don’t want to add too much spices if I’m making it on the hob! Many thanks

  3. Yet again another great recipe! We had fajitas tonight, with your Mexican rice, diced tomatoes, cuc, red onions, chopped coriander and drizzled with lime juice. Gorgeous

    I’ve got a vegetable steamer and threw all the rice ingredients in there, so quick and easy – I will def be making again.

    I loved your “Nando’s rice”, could this be made the same way in a rice steamer as well? It was so quick and easy.
    I love your recipes – I can’t wait for your book!

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