Mexican Rice is always a must-have when you serve Mexican food, so give one of these Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Recipes for Mexican Rice a try for your Cinco de Mayo menu!
These Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Recipes for Mexican Rice include more than ten tasty variations for Mexican rice, and all of these are perfect whenever the spotlight is on Mexican food! And of course every Mexican restaurant in the universe serves Mexican rice as the perfect accompaniment for Enchiladas, Chile Verde, Beef Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Pork Tacos, or any other kind of Mexican Food, right?
All those Mexican restaurants must be on to something! And whether you make Green rice, Rice with Green Chiles and Cheese, Mexican Black Beans and Rice, Spanish Rice, Brown Rice Mexican Bowls, Cilantro Lime Rice, or Enchilada Sauce Brown Rice, most of these rice dishes begin with uncooked rice. Then with a few added ingredients, and the help of your trusty slow cooker or Instant Pot, each of these Mexican rice recipes can create the perfect side dish for Mexican dinner at home! And we know you don’t want to scroll through too many photos, but be sure to check the links after the photos for even more Mexican Rice options.
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Pressure Cooker Mexican Green Rice from Pressure Cooking Today is made with avocado, cilantro, and green salsa for light and fluffy rice with a wonderful flavor that is a great alternative to traditional Spanish rice.
You can use a large oval slow cooker to make this Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles and Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen if you don’t have the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (affiliate link), and this is really a wow!
Karen says this Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking is the easiest and tastiest rice and beans ever, and this sounds perfect for a side dish.
If you haven’t tried making rice in the slow cooker yet, what are you waiting for? Start this SlowCooker Spanish Rice from Taste and Tell a few hours before dinner, and your side dish is taken care of. And the recipe couldn’t be easier; just chop the onion and green pepper, put ingredients in the slow cooker, and let it cook.
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice from Two Peas and Their Pod cooks perfectly in the Instant Pot and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Maria says, “If you like Chipotle’s rice, you will LOVE this easy recipe you can make at home. The Instant Pot cooks the rice in a jiffy and it turns out perfect every single time.”
Slow Cooker Vegan Brown Rice Mexican Bowls from Kalyn’s Kitchen cook the rice in the slow cooked with canned black beans and seasonings, and this is topped with amazing avocado salsa for a side dish or a tasty meatless meal.
15 Minute Instant Pot Mexican Rice from the Kitchn is another one that sounds perfect for a Mexican side dish.
Slow Cooker Cheesy Green Sauce Enchilada Brown Rice from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking sounds tasty, and there’s a link to a similar Instant Pot Recipe.
More Side Dishes in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot:
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More Mexican Rice in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot:
Slow Cooker Mexican Rice from Six Sisters’ Stuff
Instant Pot Mexican Rice from The Typical Mom
Crock Pot Creamy Mexican Style Cheesy Rice from Recipes that Crock
Instant Pot Mexican Rice from Two Sleevers