Easy Spanish Rice

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Easy Spanish style rice recipe with RoTel!


Spanish Rice

How to make easy Homemade Spanish Rice, we’ve got the easiest Spanish style Rice Recipe you can find. It tastes like it came straight from the restaurant! A rice recipe that starts with instant rice, tomatoes and onions combined with chicken broth, chili powder and cumin for an easy side dish. Spanish rice is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican foods, chicken, or just about anything.

This easy Spanish Rice recipe goes great with Birria Tacos, Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos, Marinated Hot Pork: Carne Adovada Tacos or simple Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos.

  • Author: RoTel
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30




  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until rice is browned lightly, stirring frequently.
  2. Add broth, drained tomatoes, chili powder and cumin to saucepan; stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.


  • How much rice per person? Plan on ¼ cup uncooked rice per person. Once the rice is cooked it will end up being about ¾ – 1 cup per person. If a recipe calls for 3 cups uncooked rice plan on it feeding about 12 people.


  • Serving Size: 6



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