Durango Spanish Rice

Pat Duran


This is the way my father in law (George) taught me to make this rice when I was first married...and this is the way I still make it..we all love it hope you try it..
I know there are many recipe for this type of rice- and that many of you make it the same or similar, but I wanted a copy of this for my recipe box..Thanks

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4 to 6


20 Min


25 Min


Pan Fry


4 Tbsp
lard or bacon drippings
2 Tbsp
margarine or butter
2 c
long grain rice, uncooked
1 large
onion, diced
1 small
bell pepper, diced, any color,i use green
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 c
fresh ripe tomatoes,diced or 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes with juice
cube chicken bouillon,crushed, or 1 tablespoon granular chicken bouillon
1 c
tomato juice
2 c
chicken broth
1 tsp
white pepper or to taste
1/2 tsp
chili powder or to taste
1/4 c
fresh cilantro,chopped fine

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat bacon drippings and margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. When this has melted add the rice and cook, stirring until lightly browned.
Add onion, pepper, tomatoes and garlic. Continue to cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
Add broth, juice, and bouillon. Bring to a boil, so as to dissolve the bouillon. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro,white pepper and chili powder.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish