Best Spanish Rice Ever!

Peggy Poe


I received this recipe from a good girlfriend of mine. I ask her for it after hearing her husband boast about it so much. He said he had never eaten any Spanish rice better than hers. And I have to agree with him! It's the best! I have many recipes for Spanish rice, but they take a back seat to this one.

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15 Min
25 Min
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1 Cup
basmati rice
3 Cups
Enough to
bacon grease to cover bottom of 12 " skillet
1 Can
rotel tomatoes with green chilies (original style)
bell pepper chopped
medium yellow onion chopped
1/8 tsp
ground cumin
1/8 tsp
chili powder
very small amount of garlic powder
knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor cube
salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Best Spanish Rice Ever!


  • 1Heat your bacon grease in skillet over medium to high heat.Add your rice and stir it till it turns light tan or brown. (do not burn!)
  • 2Add the chopped bell pepper and chopped onion. Stir all of that for about a minute or two.
  • 3Add the three cups of water, and rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • 4Bring to a low simmer, put a lid on it & cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Important!!! DO NOT STIR DURING COOKING TIME!! NOT EVEN ONCE!!

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About Best Spanish Rice Ever!

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican

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