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Flavorful Spanish Rice
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4.63 from 16 votes

Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 165kcal


  • 1 cup white rice uncooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp chicken boullion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted tomatoes with green chiles (Muir Glen brand is what I used)
  • 1/2 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can low sodium chicken broth


  • Add rice to a large colander, rinse under cold water for 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • 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.



-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.


Serving: 6serving | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg