Mexican Brown Rice

Mexican Brown Rice

Mexican style brown rice with black beans and chicken chili verde

I grew up eating Mexican style rice a made a variety of ways. Everything from prepackaged mixes to authentic homemade rice from a Mexican family in the U.S. or in Mexico and it has always been one of my favorite foods.

However, a few years ago I starting eating more whole grains and brown rice and wanted to essentially remove white rice from my diet as much as possible but I was having trouble converting the old recipes I had learned to use brown rice. The texture was inconsistent and it would take about four times as long to cook as the long grain white rice I used to use.

Mexican style brown rice with chicken chili verde and cheese

That is, until I won this awesome rice cooker in a chili cook-off. (That recipe will be coming soon!)   I had never used a rice cooker before but this one is easy to use and the rice comes out consistently good and much quicker than my old stove top method.

So for those of you with a rice cooker, I encourage you to make good use of it with this delicious and nutritious recipe and for those of you who don’t, I will include stove top directions as well.

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Mexican Brown Rice
A quick and easy recipe for Mexican style brown rice.
Mexican style brown rice with chicken chili verde and cheese
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Mexican style brown rice with chicken chili verde and cheese
Instructions
Rice Cooker
  1. Add all ingredients to rice cooker and mix evenly. Use brown rice setting.
Stove Top
  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and mix evenly. Heat until boiling.
  2. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
  3. Turn off heat and leave rice covered for another 5 minutes. Then, fluff with a fork.
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