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Easy Mexican Rice Recipe: Spanish Rice

Updated: Mar 19

Searching for an easy Mexican rice recipe to spice up your Taco Tuesday? Look no further than our Spanish Rice! Bursting with authentic Mexican flavors, this dish is a must-have for any fiesta. With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, it's perfect for both beginner cooks and seasoned pros. Plus, it's versatile enough to be made ahead for quick and easy meals throughout the week. Explore our blog for the ultimate recipe and infuse your dinner table with the vibrant flavors of Mexico tonight!

Easy Mexican Rice Recipe: Spicy Spanish Rice Ingredients:

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Easy Mexican Rice Recipe: Spicy Spanish Rice Instructions:

Prepare Ingredients:

  • Measure 1 cup of rice.

  • Dissolve 3 bouillon cubes in 2 1/2 cups of hot water.

  • Gather cumin, tomato sauce, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and oil.

Saute Rice:

  • In a pan with a lid, heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.

  • Add 1 cup of rice to the heated oil.

  • Stir the rice continuously for about 10 minutes or until it becomes lightly browned.

Add Tomato Sauce and Spices:

  • Pour in 1/3 cup of tomato sauce and continue stirring for an additional 2-3 minutes.

  • Add 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp basil, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp onion powder to the rice.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Stir well to combine the spices with the rice.

Prepare Bouillon Mixture:

  • Dissolve the 3 bouillon cubes in the hot water, ensuring they are completely dissolved.

Simmer Rice:

  • Slowly pour the bouillon mixture into the pan with the rice and spices.

  • Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.

  • Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed.

Rest the Rice:

  • Remove the pan from the heat.

  • Keep the lid on and let the rice stand for an additional 10 minutes. Do not open the lid during this time.

Fluff and Serve:

  • After 10 minutes, carefully remove the lid.

  • Fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains and mix the flavors.

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