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Easy Spanish Rice Recipes

Bhakti Satalkar Mar 14, 2019
Spanish rice is a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken or Mexican food, and it can also be served as a meal in itself. Read on to know some easy Spanish rice recipes.
Rice is a staple diet of many people all around the world. Spanish rice is often a wonderful addition to any Mexican food. The beauty of this rice is that it does not overpower the food it accompanies. This rice is not bland, like many other recipes you tried, it lends a nice flavor to the food.

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice Recipes

You can make use of these easy recipes to whip up a meal in not more than 25 to 30 minutes. The preparation time for these recipes is not too long.

Easy Recipe #1: Using Chicken Broth

This is a wonderful Spanish rice recipe. All the people who have savored this recipe have always asked for more. Let's see the ingredients required for this recipe.
  • Rice, 1 ½ cups
  • Chicken Broth, 2 ½ cups
  • Plain Tomato Sauce, 1 cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped) 3 cloves
  • Onion, medium-sized (chopped) ½
  • Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Parsley (chopped) 4 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
In a saucepan, heat oil and add garlic and onion to it. Sauté the onions and garlic till they have softened.
Add dry rice and stir for about 5 minutes, so that the rice becomes golden brown in color.
 Add chicken broth, tomato sauce and salt to the rice. Make sure you add both the broth and sauce to the rice and not pour it directly in the pan.
• Stir the rice well and bring the ingredients to a nice boil.
• Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low, cover and let it cook for about 20 to 22 minutes.
• When the rice cooks it will fluff up, remove from heat and the rice is ready to be savored.

Easy Recipe #2: Vegetarian Delight

This is a wonderful Spanish rice recipe for all vegetarians. With this recipe, even the non-veg connoisseurs will not be disappointed.
  • Uncooked Rice, 1 cup
  • Onion (chopped), 1
  • Olive oil (vegetable oil), 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato Sauce, 1 can
  • Green Bell Pepper (chopped), 1
  • Salt, 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Chili Powder, ¾ teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder, ¼ teaspoon
• In a large skillet, heat oil and onion to it. Once the onion is soft, add rice to it and let it cook till the rice is golden brown in color.
• Add 2½ cups of water and the remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil.
• Reduce the heat to low and let the rice cook for about 30 to 35 minutes, till the rice is cooked.

Easy Recipe #3: Using Chicken Stock

  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Onion (finely chopped), 1
  • Garlic Clove (minced), 1
  • Long Grain Rice, 2 cups
  • Chicken Stock, 3 cups
  • Fresh Tomatoes, 1 cup
  • Oregano, ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
• Take a large skillet and brown the rice in olive oil over medium heat.
• When the rice turns brown, add onion and garlic to the rice.
• Let it cook, till the onion becomes soft and tender.
• While the onion is cooking in a different pan, bring the stock to simmer and then add tomato, oregano, salt and bring it to boil.
• Add the stock mixture to the rice and bring it to a boil.
• Turn the heat to low and let the rice cook for 15 to 20 minutes. If you feel the rice is sticking to the pan, you can add ¼ cup of boiled water to the rice.
• Once the rice is well cooked, turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 5 to 10 minutes, before you serve it.
After reading these recipes, are you not of the opinion that making Spanish rice is indeed easy and quick too! So when do you plan to make it? Are we invited?