Saturday, April 23, 2011

Here's How to make Easy Spanish Rice

I had never made Spanish rice (also known as Mexican rice) until yesterday.
And guess what? It is super easy to do!
Here's what you need:
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
1 - 15 oz. can cut tomatoes
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 raw onion, chopped
2 tbsps Cooking oil
(Prep time 5 mins., Cook time 30 mins)

Step one: Preheat oil in skillet, then add uncooked rice, onion and garlic.
 I use extra virgin olive oil, but use what you prefer.

 Step 2:  Stirring frequently, allow rice to brown a bit and onion to soften a little, about 3-5 mins.
Step 3: Add chicken broth and can of cut tomatoes, and increase 
heat to bring liquids to a boil.

Remember yesterday, when I make my chicken tacos, I saved the excess liquid from the chicken?  I used that instead of chicken broth for a little extra flavor!

I used First Street tomatoes from Smart & Final in my Spanish rice.  
Here's how your dish should look so far:

Yeah, you can see the steam coming up on my camera lens, huh?  

Step four: Once it comes to a boil, then you want to turn it down to very low heat and simmer for about twenty mins.

Step 5: Remove from heat and let dish stand for about ten mins.  Any excess liquid should absorb as the dish stands.
I can't believe it! I did it!  I made Spanish rice!  And you can see how easy it was.

I added some sweet golden corn to my dish and drizzled on a little salsa.
Of course, I had it with my Chicken tacos, muy delicioso! (OMG, it was so delicious!!!)

Hope you will let me know how it turns out for you!


  1. This does sound easy, and it's probably much tastier than the pre-packaged Spanish Rice I usually buy.


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