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Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish rice is a great side dish that can be used as an accompaniment for more than just Spanish food. Serve it with your grilled chicken, pork chops, or anything that you would serve with Rice Pilaf. So simple to make.

Spanish Rice

Serves 6-8
Cook time 25 minutes
By author Dish Ditty


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Light Olive Oil
  • 2 cups Rice (I used Jasmine, uncooked)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Sauce or Puree or Juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Knorr Tomato Chicken Bouillon
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onions (diced small)


Step 1
Toast Rice
In deep pan with lid, on medium heat, toast the rice with the light olive oil and onions (optional). Rice should be a light color and not burned.
Step 2
Add ingredients and bring to a boil
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Step 3
Cover & simmer for 20 minutes
Remove from heat and keep covered for at least 5 minutes to rest. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken
Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken

I got this recipe for Spanish Rice from the Guadalupe Society when they were making their rice for the Arts & Wine festival that they served with their homemade tamales.  They added onions when they toasted the rice, which works great, but my son tends to pick it out, so I sometimes add it and sometimes I don’t. Pictured above does not include onions.

This is the seasoning that I use to make this simple and tasty rice. It can be found in the Mexican aisle in your grocery store.  If you can’t find it, you can just use the Tomato Bouillon and add a little chicken bouillon, or use 1/2 chicken broth and 1/2 water. Note that another popular seasoning is ‘Sazon Goya’ seasoning.

Other modifications you can make is to add diced tomatoes (be careful to measure your total liquids and keep it at no more than 4 cups) and/or peas.

So, go make this Spanish Rice and enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Spanish Rice Recipe”

  • I know you posted a while ago, but this does have MSG. Did the recipe change?
    Monosodium Glutamate is MSG

  • Hi!!! Love this recipe!! I purchased the Knorr Caldo de Tomate and read the ingredient list. Mine has MSG listed as the second ingredient. You may want to read the ingredient list on your bottle. Anyhow, MSG is fine with me…..they call it Accent for a reason!!!!

  • Good recipe.
    I like the Caldo de Tomate, it’s good stuff. But your right the Sazon Goya is the best.
    Specialy the
    Culantro y Achiote.
    I made this 2nite, turned out great.
    MSG, I don’t really worry about. Heck almost everything now a days will make you sick or kill you.
    Eat up people!!!

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