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spanish rice

Recipe by
Heidi Edwards
Longview, WA

I normally do this by memory, I don't really have a "Recipe" I use for it. A friend taught me how to make this and I have kinda tweaked it a bit to my liking. You can use as little or as much seasoning as you prefer. I have given a few tips that help me while prepping the rice :) This is very good with Carne Asada or any Mexican dishes. Enjoy!

yield 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spanish rice

  • 1 c
    rice (i personally prefer to use jasmine rice)
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    oil (use enough to coat bottom of the pan good)
  • 1/8-1/4 c
    onions, diced
  • 1
    roma tomatoes, cubed
  • 1-2 dash
    seasoning salt (i prefer johnnys)
  • 1-2 dash
    garlic salt (i prefer lawry's brand)
  • 1
    tomato/chicken bouillon cube (i find these type in the hispanic isle, i prefer knorr brand)
  • 2 c

How To Make spanish rice

  • 1
    While heating oil in pan, you will want to prep. Cut up your Onion & Tomato, as well as heat up water in a Microwaveable dish with the bouillon cube in the water. I find this easier for me to get it to blend in the rice with out leaving as many lumps. I normally add the water once it's time while using a spoon to mash up the cube, but you don't have to it's just what I do to make it easier for me.
  • 2
    Once oil is hot and you have a bit of a sizzling sound. Add Rice, Seasoning, Onion let that brown a bit, do not burn your rice. Stir occasionally. You will than want to add your tomato, stir a tiny bit. Than carefully add your water mixture with the cube dissolved in the water, scrap any remaining bouillon into the rice mixture.
  • 3
    Once at a hard boil, give it a good stir than turn heat down to a simmer covering rice. DO NOT open lid while simmering for approx 20 min. I sometimes take the pan and give it a good shake and leave the lid on just to kinda give it a good little stir.
  • 4
    Once you have let it simmer for 20 min, uncover give it a good stir and if it still needs a few minutes turn heat off and cover for a few more min. This makes a good side dish.