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Mexican Rice | Gluten-Free Dairy-Free

Mexican rice makes a great gluten-free, dairy-free side dish and is very versatile depending on what ingredients you have on hand

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fried rice, Mexican rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Deana Larkin Evans


  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup GF salsa
  • 1 cup homemade chicken broth (or vegetable broth or water)
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • Salt
  • Lime juice to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Rinse the rice in a strainer and shake out excess water.
  3. Slowly heat oil in a medium saucepan (with a tight fitting lid) over medium low heat. Fry the rice in the olive oil until light brown.
  4. Add the tomato sauce, water, salsa, chicken broth and cilantro. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally then secure the lid and place in the oven.
  5. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, stirring once. When done, fluff the rice with a fork and season with salt and lime juice to taste. Serve along with your favorite dishes.
  6. Hope you enjoy as much as we do!