Making Spanish rice from scratch is easy to do, tastes better, and is a lot healthier than buying a mix full of words you can’t pronounce.

This Spanish rice recipe gets its flavors from a few simple spices and sautéing the vegetables at the start.

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 - 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 - 4 oz can roasted green chilies, diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 green onions

Instructions

  • Finely dice the green onions, separating the white and green parts of the onions.
  • Sauté the green chilies and the white part of the green onions for a couple of minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken stock, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring everything to a boil, add in the rice, give everything a good stir. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover tightly, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Take the pot off the heat and let everything rest for 5 to 8 minutes, until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Stir in the green onion tops and serve.
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