Mexican Yellow Rice

Mexican Yellow Rice

The simple, store-bought yellow rice elevated with extra touches of diced tomato and chilies and seasoning. Mexican Yellow Rice is a perfect fancy, but-not-fancy, go-to for an easy side for your Mexican Taco Tuesday.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine easy recipe, Mexican, rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Erica


  • 8 oz pkg yellow rice such as Vigo
  • 1 can mild Rotel drained
  • ½-1 tsp (to taste) chili powder
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Toss with remaining ingredients and serve!