Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

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Nita Clapper


This recipe came from a neighbor in 1969, named Lillian Gonzalez. This is authentic and came from Mexico. Our family really loves this recipe.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 or 8 as a side
10 Min
30 Min


  • 1/2 c
    uncooked rice
  • pinch
    tomato sauce to color
  • 4 or 5
  • 2
    garlic cloves
  • pinch
    salt & pepper
  • 2 c
    water, boiling
  • 1 Tbsp
    oil, heated

How to Make Spanish Rice


  1. Bring 2 Cups water to a boil
  2. Put 1/2 Cup Rice in Pan with about 1 Tablespoon Hot Oil, Brown Rice (it will pop a little)
  3. Add onions, Garlic, Tomato Sauce, Salt & Pepper, boiling water (be sure it doesn't boil-up and get you!) Bring to a boil if necessary, then lower heat to simmer.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. The end result is a tad soupy, that's what you want. Enjoy

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Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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