Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

Jan 16, 2012

Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

This Spanish Rice recipe is the perfect addition to any Mexican themed meal. It is a favorite in our house and we make it often! Not only is it fast and easy to make, but also has great flavor. You can add black beans, corn or any other ingredients you have on hand. I have to thank my amazing sister Shannon for taking this photo!

Homemade Spanish Rice (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
1/2 bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1- 14.5 oz can mexican style diced tomatoes
2 c. water
2 c. instant white rice rice
1 vegetable bouillon cube
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper
olive oil

In a large saucepan saute green pepper, garlic, and onion in a little olive oil until tender. Add tomatoes, water, rice, bouillon, and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium- medium low. Continue cooking, covered, until rice is done, about 10-15 minutes.

Serve with:
Incredible Taco Salad
Beef, Bean and Cheese Taquitos
Bean and Cheese Taquitos

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 This recipe is #11 in the Pantry Challenge!


  1. Looks so delicious and healthy!

  2. wow!!Looks so delicious…..totally loving it,Thanks for sharing
    Midweek Fiesta

    1. Thanks Amy! Glad I could share it with you!!

  3. Sheena, your Spanish Rice recipe looks very good. The finished dish has a very good color and looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks! This was a great weekend! Hope yours was too :)

  4. I love this one! I think I have everything I need to give it a try! I think I will add corn and black beans like you suggest :)

    1. Thanks! We love it too!! So easy to change it up as well!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

  5. I love spanish rice - love, love, love it. Never made it at home though - thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Me too! It's a great and easy recipe! Thanks for stopping by!


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