How Do I Make Easy Spanish Rice?

I'm looking for an inexpensive version of Spanish rice. I don't have a box rice from the store, and I would like to make this to go with all my Mexican food meals. I don't want one with a lot of fancy ingredients either. Just something good, cheap, and easy.

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By Nana from Panhandle of TX

April 28, 20100 found this helpful

This one's tasty and easy to put together:

1 medium onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 clove minced garlic, or garlic granules

1 can diced tomatoes

3/4 cup dry white rice

1 tsp chili powder

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce or soy sauce (optional)

Pinch dried parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

In a saucepan saute the peppers, onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons oil for a few minutes. Stir in uncooked rice and cook a few minutes more until rice is lightly golden. Add tomatoes, seasonings, and enough water to make 2 cups liquid in total. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Makes about 3-4 side dish portions.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I just cook rice like usual but before cooking I add a tablespoon or so of tomato flavored boullion powder, to taste. If I feel like it, I also add some chopped onions and peppers too. Cheap, easy and the family loves it.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

My Mother made wonderful Spanish Rice. I tried and mine was never as good. In going through her recipes I found the one that she made and it IS really a wonderful dinner meal: Spanish Rice

2 cups canned tomatoes

2/3 cups of long cooking rice

1 cup water

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 30 minutes until rice is tender.

Add 2/3 cup milk to the tomato/rice mixture. Stir well. Set aside.

1/3 cup chopped green pepper

1 large onion chopped

Saute in a little fat until tender about 15 to 20 minutes.

1 lb of hamburger

2 Tsp. chili powder

2 Tsp. Garlic powder

Saute until done about 10 to 15 minutes.

Combine the green pepper/onion mixture and the hamburger. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add to the tomato/rice mixture, bring to heat stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.

Serves 4 to 6

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

3/4 cup rice

1 can tomato soup

V8, to fill the soup can

chopped onion to taste

chopped garlic to taste

cumin, salt and pepper to taste

Toast the rice in a little oil with onion. When it starts to brown toss in garlic. Cook for another minute or so. Add tomato soup, fill soup can with V8 and add that. Add spices to taste. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I do the same thing wendiesioux does: just add tomato bouillon to the cooking water and make rice as usual. I add chopped onions, peppers, and/or tomatoes if I'm not in too much of a hurry.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I simply add picante sauce to my cooked rice, sometimes I sprinkle parmesan cheese on top for quick spanish rice.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

I put some salsa or can of rotel tomatoes 1 8oz can tomato sauce and sometimes add me a little velvetta my kids love it.

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April 28, 20100 found this helpful

To cooked rice sorry usually about 2 cups cooked rice to 1 can rotel or small jar salsa, then the rest.

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April 29, 20100 found this helpful

Easy! Mix salsa into cooked rice.

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April 29, 20100 found this helpful

I am from South Florida and we always made spanish rice with turmic for yellow and what you now call salsa, or bell peppers, onions & tomatoes cooked to a stew and added to rice then slow cooked till rice was done. Good cooking

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May 7, 20100 found this helpful

Here is a recipe we served in our restaurant. It has great flavor and it's easy to make.

Here are the ingredients:

# 12 inch frying pan, with tight fitting lid

# 2 cups long grain white rice

# 1/4 cup canola oil

# 1 yellow onion cut into 1 inch chunks

# 1 bell pepper any color, cut into 1 inch pieces

# 3 cloves of garlic, minced or 3 heaping tsp garlic powder

# 3/4 cup tomato puree

# 2 tsp sea salt

# 2 3/4 cups of chicken broth

You can find the directions here:

http://www.cooking-mexican-recipes.com/spanish_rice_recipe.html

You will enjoy this recipe.

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May 10, 20100 found this helpful

Mexican Rice

2 cups long grain rice

2 3/4 cups chicken broth or water

small onion diced

1 whole garlic clove

1 tbsp mustard

1/4 cup tomato sauce

olive oil or vegetable oil

In skillet add oil, brown rice, onions, and garlic. Add mustard, then tomato sauce after rice browns. Then add broth/water, salt and pepper to taste. Cover tightly and let come to boil, then simmer

15-20 minutes. To be authentic Mexican add peas to this. I do not know who decided peas were to be included, but it is common in Southwestern Mexican cooking.

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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

Taco seasoning and petite diced tomatoes, Goya brand sazon seasoning and adobo. Salsa is a good idea, too.

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February 10, 20140 found this helpful

I cook regular rice in the rice cooker and replace half the water with salsa.

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