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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is a wonderful compliment to any Mexican dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 276 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 14.5 oz tomatoes diced (canned), drained
  • 2 oz green chiles diced (canned), drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups water


  • Melt butter in skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic.
  • Saute until onions are translucent.
  • Add rice to skillet. Stir until rice browns.
  • Add tomatoes, green chilies, chicken broth and water.
  • Simmer approximately 25 minutes or until rice is tender.


You may need to adjust water amount based on the rice you use and your altitude.
To cut the recipe in half, use the full amount of chicken broth but half of the water for a total of 2 cups of liquid.
Fresh or frozen green chiles are better than canned but may not be available everywhere.
The tomato and green chile cans can be replaced with RO-TEL which is a pre-mixed can of tomatoes and chiles. They have different heat levels to meet even your pickiest eater’s needs.
Keyword kid friendly

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

10 replies on “Spanish Rice”

Mmmm… this sounds tasty! Spanish rice is something I’m yet to master in the kitchen. I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a shot! =D

I’m actually making it right now! LOL I have some peppers that need to get used today so I’m making some Spanish rice and then mix in some beef then use that to stuff the peppers. 🙂

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