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Spanish rice

Easy Spanish Rice


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Spanish rice is quick to make and packed with flavor! Also called Mexican rice, it’s an easy side dish to pair with tacos, enchiladas, and more.  


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 medium white onion (1 cup finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups medium or long grain white rice
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers*
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Finely dice the onion.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salsa, adobo sauce, broth, and kosher salt.
  3. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes until all the liquid is cooked out. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes to steam. Fluff with a fork and serve. 

Notes

*This quantity of adobo sauce doesn’t add heat, just flavor. Save the remainder of the can by refrigerating for a few weeks, or place the contents in a sealable container and freeze it for a few months.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Spanish rice, Mexican rice