This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike.
When we lived in Puerto Rico, this was a favorite meal. Were back in the States now, but when I make Red Beans and Rice it transports me back to La Isla Del Encanto! It can be eaten as a meal itself or with a simple salad.
I have taken ingredients from about 3 different Borracho Bean recipes and made my very own recipe for Borracho Beans. My DH said they were the best he had ever eaten. (This is quite a statement, as he is usually my most critical food fan.