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homemade Spanish rice

Homemade Spanish Rice

You can make this recipe with either white rice or brown rice. If using brown rice, use 1 cup brown rice to 2 ¼ cups of water and increase the cooking time to 40-45 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Rice Dishes
Cuisine Mexican


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  • Bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  • Add the rice.
  • Add the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper and stir well.
  • Bring the mixture back to a rolling boil, then turn down to simmer. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the rice is done, remove from heat but leave the lid on for a few minutes to allow it to continue to steam. Then fluff it with a fork.
  • While the rice is cooking, chop the onion, garlic, and bell pepper.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet and sauté the onion, garlic, and bell pepper until soft.
  • Add the cooked vegetables to the rice and stir well.
  • Add in the tomato sauce and stir until well blended.
Keyword Spanish Rice