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Spanish Rice

Seriously the easiest most delicious Spanish Rice recipe you will ever make. A handful of pantry staples and fresh cilantro make this recipe a flavor sensation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Hispanic, Mexican
Keyword: mexican rice, rice, spanish rice
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 247kcal
Author: Ty


  • 1 c long grain rice I use quick cook jasmine rice
  • 2 2/3 c water
  • 2 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • scallions and/or cilantro to garnish, optional


  • Add dry uncooked rice, olive oil, chicken stock base or bullion cubes, tomato paste, fresh cilantro, and spices to a pot and blend until well coated. Turn on the heat to medium-low and allow the seasoned rice to warm through for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Pour in the water and turn the heat up to medium-high to bring the pot to boil. Then turn the heat to simmer and allow the rice to cook according to the rice package instructions.


For even quicker preparation this recipe can be made in the microwave. Simply follow all of Step 1 using a covered microwave-safe dish. Then add the water as in Step 3 and microwave according to the rice package instructions.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg