Super Easy Spanish Rice

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Spanish rice is a classic dish, that is surprisingly easy to make. Spanish rice is essentially just tomato sauce, rice, and some onion. Continue reading to learn the ins and outs of making Spanish rice that will impress your guests!

I have to give a shoutout to my friend Natalie, who helped me overcome my weird sort of confused anxiety about cooking the rice in the oil. I never knew what really I was supposed to look for or how to cook it in oil, so I just sort of never tried, but she explained what she does and it turns out it worked! So thanks, Natalie. This one is for you.

As you may have also noticed, my rice is a little pale in comparison to most spanish rice. This also has an explanation. At the store when I was getting ingredients for this rice, I grabbed diced tomatoes instead of crushed! The flavor is still the same, it just looks less authentic and for that, you have my apologies.

Keep reading if you're looking for a really easy way to make Spanish rice!

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins

 2 cups white rice
 11 fl oz crushed tomatoes
 3 diced scallions
 2 tsp chopped cilantro
 1 rough chopped yellow or white onion
 2 cups chicken broth or stock
 2 cups Water
 4 tbsp cooking oil

1

Coat the bottom of your pan with the cooking oil. I'm using canola oil, but feel free to use anything you'd like. Once the oil is warm, dump in all of your rice.

2

Make sure all the rice is coated in the oil by stirring it around the pan. Once all the rice is coated, stir periodically and allow the rice to become light golden brown and take on a slightly nutty or buttery smell.

3

Once the rice is ready to go, add in your tomatoes. Easiest way is to buy a 22oz can and use half.

4

Add in your broth and water. Give it a quick stir to loosen up any tomatoes that got stuck to the bottom.

5

Toss in both, your green and white or yellow onions and a small handful of cilantro. Give it a final stir.

6

Bring it up to just boiling and then reduce the heat to low and cover. At this point give it a periodic stir and treat it like you would any other rice - check on it every few minutes until the rice is fluffy and has absorbed all the liquid. Pull it off the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.

7

One final stir should get it mixed up and ready to serve. You can eat this on its own or as a side.

A note: your rice will likely be more red than mine. This is normal - mine is pale because I used diced tomatoes and not crushed.

Ingredients

 2 cups white rice
 11 fl oz crushed tomatoes
 3 diced scallions
 2 tsp chopped cilantro
 1 rough chopped yellow or white onion
 2 cups chicken broth or stock
 2 cups Water
 4 tbsp cooking oil

Directions

1

Coat the bottom of your pan with the cooking oil. I'm using canola oil, but feel free to use anything you'd like. Once the oil is warm, dump in all of your rice.

2

Make sure all the rice is coated in the oil by stirring it around the pan. Once all the rice is coated, stir periodically and allow the rice to become light golden brown and take on a slightly nutty or buttery smell.

3

Once the rice is ready to go, add in your tomatoes. Easiest way is to buy a 22oz can and use half.

4

Add in your broth and water. Give it a quick stir to loosen up any tomatoes that got stuck to the bottom.

5

Toss in both, your green and white or yellow onions and a small handful of cilantro. Give it a final stir.

6

Bring it up to just boiling and then reduce the heat to low and cover. At this point give it a periodic stir and treat it like you would any other rice - check on it every few minutes until the rice is fluffy and has absorbed all the liquid. Pull it off the heat and leave covered for 5 minutes.

7

One final stir should get it mixed up and ready to serve. You can eat this on its own or as a side.

A note: your rice will likely be more red than mine. This is normal - mine is pale because I used diced tomatoes and not crushed.

Super Easy Spanish Rice

I hope you guys try this recipe out and really enjoy it! It’s something I make often and I never get tired of it!

My two year old actually enjoys it too. It’s only a matter of time before he realizes there’s vegetables in there.

It will be good while it lasts.

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