Simple Spanish Rice

This simple side dish is so versatile you can pair it with just about anything. If you’re bored of regular old rice, give this one a try! Be sure to think ahead because rice takes a while to cook. So, get this recipe started before you begin the rest of your meal.

Spanish Rice

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Total Recipe cost: $1.92
Servings Per Recipe: 8 (approx. .5 cup each)
Cost per serving: $0.24
Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 40 min. Total: 45 min.

1 cup long grain rice $0.30
1 tsp (1 cube) chicken bullion $0.09
1 can diced tomatoes w/chilies $1.14
1 can tomato sauce $0.29
1 Tbsp chopped garlic $0.10
TOTAL $1.92

STEP 1: Place the dry rice into a pot and rinse with running water. Pour off as much of the water as possible without losing rice down the drain (I use my hand to hold the rice in place… oh yeah, always wash your hands first!).

STEP 2: Add the chicken bullion, tomatoes w/chilies, tomato sauce, chopped garlic and one cup of water to the pot. Stir to combine.

STEP 3: Put a lid on the pot (very VERY important) and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.

STEP 4: As soon as the mixture comes to a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low so the mixture is just barely simmering. Let the mixture simmer for about 30 minutes then remove from the heat, keep lid in place and let sit until ready to eat. Fluff with fork just before serving.

Step by Step Photos

Spanish Rice ingredients
Throw all of this in pot with 1 cup of water.

spanish rice ready to cook
Put a lid on the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as it reaches a rolling boil, turn the heat down to its lowest setting and let simmer for 30 minutes.

cooked spanish rice
Turn off the heat after 30 minutes and let the rice rest until you are ready to use or at least another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Spanish Rice