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Today, I’m going to show you how to make SPANISH RICE! There’s just something so good about rice and getting it with some beans, some enchiladas, and tacos, and kinda just mixing it all up and eating it. That might sound gross to you, but I promise – IT IS NOT!
Ain’t she pretty? (She’s gonna KILL me for putting a pic of her on here, but oh well) 😀 Liv is gonna show us how to make the best and easiest Spanish Rice. It’s actually the recipe of a popular Mexican Restaurant in Mesa called Mango’s (down on Main). If you’ve ever been down there and liked their rice, here’s their recipe. 🙂
Spanish Rice Recipe
Spanish Rice Tutorial
- 2 cups rice
- 3/4 c. oil
- 1/2 c. tomato sauce
- 6 stems cilantro optional
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp. chicken flavored bouillon cube
- Dash of cumin
- Dash of garlic pepper
Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat.
Add rice and cook until golden brown.
Add 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube to 4 cups water and microwave for 3 minutes.
When rice is brown, add water, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and garlic pepper to pan.
Stir and cover pan. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes.
1. Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat.
2. Add rice and cook until golden brown.
3. Add 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube to 4 cups water and microwave for 3 minutes.
4. When rice is brown, add water, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and garlic pepper to pan.
5. Stir and cover pan. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes.
And that’s it – I know, my mom makes it look too easy, huh?
Just know that this Spanish rice is the best side for any Mexican dish.
What you’ll need to make Spanish rice:
Cuisinart 622-36H Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 14-Inch Open Skillet with Helper HandleT-fal Saute Pan Jumbo Cooker with Lid, Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Pan, 5 Quart, BlackNishiki Premium Rice, Medium Grain, 240 Oz, Pack of 1Royal White Basmati Rice, 20 PoundMinced garlic, dry by Badia 1.5 lb Dispenser ContainerTone’s Bouillon Cubes, Chicken, 32 Ounce
Use your Spanish rice with some of these recipes:
Chicken and Cottage Cheese Enchiladas
Jocelyn Christensen says
That looks fantastic!
I’m going to try this tonight – even being 1/4 Spanish hasn’t gotten me to be able to cook a decent Spanish rice despite many attempts… 2615th time’s a charm right????
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says
looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE spanish rice! Thanks for the recipe!
I’ve always wanted to know how to make authentic Spanish rice! Thanks for the tutorial!
Wait, you mean I don’t have to buy Ricearoni for spanish rice?!?! I can’t wait to make this! Thanks!
Looks delicious! My daughter LOVES “orange rice” that we get at the Mexican restaurants. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!
Jennifer K. says
I am just wondering what type of rice you used in this recipe. Does it matter? We usually have pearl rice at home.
I have actually never heard of pearl rice! I’m not sure. I typically use the long grain white rice. If pearl tends to cook the same as regular, I would imagine it’s okay. But, I can’t say for sure.