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
Stove Top


  • 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)
  • 1/2
    bell pepper chopped
  • 1
    medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp
    chili powder
  • ·
    very small amount of garlic powder
  • 1
    knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor cube
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Best Spanish Rice Ever!


  1. Heat 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!)
  2. Add the chopped bell pepper and chopped onion. Stir all of that for about a minute or two.
  3. Add the three cups of water, and rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring 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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