Mexican Rice with Corn

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.

When we were children my mom used to make Spanish rice, which really is somewhat similar but yet different. I learned to make Mexican Rice with Corn from a friend of mine when I moved to South Florida and totally fell in love with her fabulous version of Mexican Rice with Corn.

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.I love serving this recipe with my Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and even tacos on Mexican night. Trust me in this house we aren’t just eating this deliciousness during Cinco De Mayo or on Dia de Los Muertos, we are subject to have Mexican or Tex-Mex at least once every 2 weeks.

 

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.I love the vibrant yellow-orange color of the Mexican Rice with Corn which comes from the Sazon Seasoning which basically contains achiote, kosher salt, freshly ground black peppercorns, granulated garlic, ground coriander,  cumin, and Mexican oregano. You can pretty much find Sazon seasoning in the Ethnic section of most markets on the East Coast, however, if you can not you can simply make a batch of your own.

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.Now did Y’all notice the ingredients? You will notice a few things: one they are mainly organic farm fresh items; in which you can substitute fresh vegetables from the market for the organic if desired or frozen corn for the fresh organic non-GMO corn. The other thing you will notice is this recipe is actually a Vegan version that has no animal oils, or chicken broth so feels free to share with your Vegan friends; they’ll be happy you did.

 

Ingredients needed for Mexican Rice with Corn

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 cup of organic non-GMO corn removed from the cob
  • 1/2 of a cup of organic minced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 of a cup of organic minced red bell pepper
  • 1  organic jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 1/4 of a cup of minced Spanish onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup 2/3 cup of  low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1-10-ounce can of diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 packet of Sazon seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of cumin
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of organic long grain uncooked rice
  • juice of 1 lime, optional
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, optional

 

5 from 5 votes
Mexican rice with corn
Mexican Rice with Corn
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Bell Peppers, Mexican, Rice
Servings: 8 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 cup organic non-GMO corn removed from the cob
  • 1/2 cup organic minced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup organic minced red bell pepper
  • 1 organic jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 1/4 cup minced Spanish onions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 2/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1-10- ounce can of diced tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 packet Sazon seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt, to own taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to own taste
  • 1 1/2 cups organic long grain uncooked rice
  • 1 lime, juice of optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro optional
Instructions
  1. Place a metal skillet on medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil to the metal skillet, once heated add corn, minced green bell pepper, minced red bell pepper, minced jalapeño pepper, Spanish onions, and 2 minced cloves of garlic, sauté for about 2-3 minutes to soften before removing from heat-reserve.
  2. Add low-sodium vegetable broth to a 3-quart saucepan place on high heat to bring to a boil, then add diced tomatoes with chiles, oil, Sazon seasoning, dried oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and long grain rice cook on high about 2-3 minutes stirring a few times, cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce heat to low. Cook on low heat about 14 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat source and let rice sit undisturbed and covered about 5 minutes before fluffing the Mexican Rice with Corn with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle rice with the juice of 1 lemon and garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.

 

 

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.

10 thoughts on “Mexican Rice with Corn”

  • I made this the other day and our family loved it. The colors were beautiful and the taste was incredible.I have had other Mexi-Corns but this one was the best.

  • I love the fact you use organic ingredients when you can on your blog. They much such a difference. Especially in rice and the rice used. Perfect 10 from the hubby.

  • This recipe was spot on to what I had in one of my favorite Mexican cafes we eat at in Texas. I actually made it and the whole family thought I bought it from the cafe.

  • We used to make this, but a little different back in the day. I did not have the Sazon season pack, but it still was fairly good. I just used the other ingredients you listed. I also can’t afford organic so I used local bought.

  • Ok, I officially hate you, my husband just made this and the kids told him his rice was a billion times better than mine. Guess what it was your recipe. I had no idea mine was shit. On the other hand I love this recipe and will make it now instead of mine.

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