Mexican Rice in the Rice Cooker

I love my rice cooker. It is becoming one of the most used small appliances in my kitchen. I use it for cooking plain rice, but I also use it for things like my rice cooker macaroni and cheese.

I love the convenience of my rice cooker, especially for recipes like this one. I can place everything in the rice cooker, push the button, and have a healthy and filling meal in no time.

I serve this for lunch or dinner. I usually serve it with chips and a salad for a simple, but really good meal my whole family enjoys.

This is one of those meals that can easily be made start to finish in 25 minutes or less. I love those kinds of meals. Quick, easy, and frugal meals work for me.

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  1. Corn and beans and rice? I like the sound of this =D.

  2. Looks really good and so colorful Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My rice cooker is one of the 730 items I planned to purge this year. I never use it. Perhaps I should rethink that…

  4. Yummy! That looks so good…I need a new rice cooker.

  5. Looks good! I will try this next time we have Mexican.

  6. I don’t have a slow rice cooker, would it be easy enough to make on the stove?

  7. Alison @ Hospitality Haven says:

    Yum! Love it!

  8. That looks so yummy! I’ll have to try it sometime.

  9. What type/brand of rice cooker do you have? I have thought about buying one but have no idea which one would be good. Love tried and true advice

  10. you know, us people who live in Hawaii would die without their rice cookers. I like how you made Mexican rice out of yours one. I will have to try it. Normally, our rice cooker is used just for making rice. Rice is eaten pretty much every day here. I wonder if my other half will like this type of rice. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. This recipe is so yummy!

  12. Oooo that looks so yummy!! d:

  13. Lori Smith says:

    I tried this recipe, but I must have done something wrong, because mine turned out dry and not very tasty :(

    • @Lori Smith, I am sorry to hear that. I wonder if different brands or types of rice cookers make this turn out differently.

      • Lori Smith says:

        @Lynn, I am a huge Mexican Rice fan, so when I saw this I jumped at the chance to make it, my rice cooker is a cheap one, and had for many years, I am thinking I need to get a bigger one to make this and maybe add more water, just seemed so dry to us. But thanks for your recipes, you give me inspiration to cook all my meals!

  14. I made this and it turned out great. I used a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies instead of salsa; I also added some chili powder (though next time I would put less, as it turned out a bit spicier than I like). We put the rice in burritos, and it was delicious.

  15. I will try this!


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