Spanish Rice (aka Mexican Rice)

Spanish Rice Mexican Rice food side dish recipe delicious

I’m so excited to be sharing this Spanish Rice (also know as Mexican rice)! This is my mom’s version of Spanish/Mexican rice that I grew up enjoying as a side dish to many meals. I’ve used it in a few recent videos and have gotten some requests to share how to make it. It’s quick, flavorful, delicious, and can elevate any meal. Everyone has a different way of making this, just sharing ours – hope you try it and enjoy!

For another delicious side dish, check out this Classic Tabbouleh recipe.

What You'll Need:

+ 1 cup Long Grain Rice

+ 2 1/4 cup Unsalted Broth

+ 1 cube Chicken Bouillon (dissolved in broth)

+ 4 oz. Tomato Sauce

+ 1/4 Onion, chopped

+ 3 cloves Garlic, minced

+ 1/2 tsp Salt

+ Pinch Cumin

+ 2-3 tbsp. Olive Oil

+ Cilantro for garnish


1. In deep skillet heat oil and brown rice while continually stirring over medium heat.

2. Once browned, add diced onion & minced garlic, lower heat, and stir until all is incorporated.

3. In separate pot bring broth to a boil, dissolve bouillon cube, and add to rice.

4. Add salt, tomato sauce, cumin (any canned or fresh chili is optional) and stir. Bring to a boil & cover.

5. Reduce heat to a low simmer & cook for approximately 20-25 minutes. Turn heat off but leave covered on stovetop for an additional 10 minutes.

6. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!

Here’s a video of how I put the Spanish Rice together!

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