Spanish Rice

Beth Pierce


Spanish Rice is a combination of onions, peppers, garlic, rice and salsa. This easy dependable recipe is made in one skillet and comes together quickly. It is the perfect side for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos.


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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2
    red pepper small dice
  • 1/2
    green pepper small dice
  • 1
    small sweet onion chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1
    (14.5) ounce can salsa style tomatoes (see notes)

How to Make Spanish Rice


  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and onions and cook until slightly soft; about 4-5 minutes stirring several times. Turn heat to medium low and add garlic and cook for about one minute; stirring constantly so the garlic does not burn. Remove vegetables to plate.
  2. n same skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and cook just until it begins to brown. Stir in chicken broth and salsa style tomatoes.Return pepper and onion mixture to skillet. Bring the mixture to a full boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid and turn to simmer. Do not peek . Cook for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let set for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  3. You can sub 1 1/2 cups of salsa for salsa style tomatoes.

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About Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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