Flavorful Spanish Rice

I’ve been wanting to share this recipe with you all for weeks now! It’s quickly become a family favorite and goes perfectly with the Mexican-inspired dishes I’ve been whipping up lately. I haven’t always been the best at making seasoned rice, somehow it always turns out bland or mushy, but not this time! It cooks up beautifully and tastes absolutely amazing!

Flavorful Spanish Rice

Like I mentioned above, rice has been something I’ve always struggled with. Lately though, I’ve mastered a few recipes like my better than takeout fried rice, my cilantro lime rice & my rice pilaf (recipes coming soon). I guess I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I don’t like giving up, but that’s a good thing right? I finally feel comfortable making my own instead of using a box :)

Flavorful Spanish Rice

Anyway, this rice is incredibly easy to make and is ready to go in less than 30 minutes. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a large skillet to make this bold & flavorful side dish. I know our family sure loves it, I hope yours will too!

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This flavorful spanish rice is a perfect side dish to serve along with tacos, burritos or enchiladas! Start to finish, it's ready to go in less than 30 minutes!
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Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 c. uncooked white rice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. tomato/chicken bullion
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ (14.5oz) can diced fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies (Muir Glen brand is what I used)
  • ½ (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5oz) can low sodium chicken broth
Directions
  1. Add rice to a large colander, rinse under cold water for 1 minute.
  2. In large pan set over medium high heat, add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add rice and sauté along with the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  3. When the onion is tender and the garlic is translucent, add the bullion, cumin, chili powder, paprika, black pepper, fire roasted tomatoes with chilies, tomato sauce and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice is cooked throughout. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Notes
-If you like your rice to have less tomato flavoring, just add 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce.
-I garnished mine with a bit of chopped cilantro, this is totally optional, but adds a bit of additional flavor.


Recipe source: Life Made Simple