The Easiest 4-Ingredient Spanish Rice Recipe You'll Ever Make by Donna John

The Easiest 4-Ingredient Spanish Rice Recipe You'll Ever Make

At my house, any night can be taco night. Most of the time, my family does not have sides dishes on taco night. No refried beans. No rice. Just tacos. That is, until this Spanish rice recipe was given to me by a friend. It could not be easier or more delicious.

To make this flavorful gluten-free rice dish, you will need these five ingredients: olive oil, an onion, long-grain white rice, chicken broth and chunky salsa. The ingredients cooks up in a skillet on the stovetop in about 25 minutes. Garnish with some fresh chopped cilantro, and you've got a winning Mexican side dish.

OK, one side dish that we have to have is guacamole. Seriously, what is taco night without a big scoop of guac? 

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Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Servings: 4 


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Recipe Notes

  • Use mild, medium or hot salsa to fit your family's tastes.
  • You could add some whole kernel corn for sweetness and a little crunch.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the rice and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. 
  3. Add the broth and salsa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped, fresh cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 192

Total Fat: 4.1g

Saturated Fat: 0.7g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 312mg

Total Carbohydrate: 34.1g

Dietary Fiber: 1.4g

Total Sugars: 2g

Protein: 4.4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 25mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 197mg

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Donna John
Yum!! Going to try this recipe this week!
Elisa Schmitz
This sounds heavenly. Thank you for the yummy share, Gwen Johnson !
Egan Patricia
Cant wait to try this!
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right! This looks soooo good! Egan Patricia
DO Gallagher
uhhhhhhh no.
1. Never use salsa
2. Use a few slices of serrano pepper for heat.
3. Use a bit of Tomato paste for color.
4. Ground Cumin is a MUST. About a teaspoon.
Julio Caro
Thank you for the yummy share......

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