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Homemade Spanish Rice Recipe

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Homemade Spanish rice is the perfect side dish for any of your favorite Mexican food recipes.  This easy recipe is bursting with flavor and tastes just like you get in a restaurant.

I love to serve this delicious rice along side my Homemade Chicken Enchiladas, Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells or these amazing Fish Tacos.

a metal bowl filled with homemade Spanish rice topped with parsley using this simple recipe

Easy Spanish Rice (Mexican Rice)

I am a huge fan of Mexican food and usually have at least one Spanish-inspired dish for my family each week. I really feel like Mexican food is my love language! This homemade Spanish Rice recipe, also referred to as Mexican rice, is one of our favorite side dishes to our tacos and enchiladas. An old neighbor friend made it for our family about 10 years ago and I’ve been making it ever since!

Not only is this recipe a breeze to make, it is also super moist and full of flavor. Not to mention that the ingredient list is also very basic.  Most of these items are things you can keep stocked in your pantry. You’ll be ready to turn your Taco Tuesdays into something a little more festive and delicious in no time at all!

Items Needed To Make Homemade Spanish Rice

I’m telling you, this recipe is super easy to make.  These are the only things you’ll need to make it:

Can You Reheat Spanish Rice?

Be sure to store all of your leftover homemade Spanish rice in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.  You can store the rice for between 5 and 7 days before you’ll need to toss it.  Once your ready to eat it again, simply warm it up in the microwave and it’s ready to eat.

How To Make Spanish Rice

Here is the delicious recipe:

Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

Homemade Spanish rice is the perfect side dish for any of your favorite Mexican food recipes.  This easy recipe is bursting with flavor and tastes just like you get in a restaurant.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican, rice, spanish rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 229 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 bell peppers any color, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5  14.5 ounce cans tomatoes, whole or petite diced if you use whole tomatoes, I'd pull them out of the rice before serving.
  • 1 5.5 ounce can V8 tomato juice

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat combine the oil, the rice, the onion, the red bell pepper and the green bell pepper.
  2. Saute until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in mustard, salt, tomatoes and tomato juice
  4. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve & Enjoy!

a bowl of Spanish rice made with this easy recipe with a bowl of tomatoes and a bowl of cucumbers in the background

I am pretty sure this Spanish rice is calling my name right now – can you hear it?

Do you have a favorite Mexican or Spanish dish that your family loves?

I want to hear all about it!

Leave me a comment in the section below and let’s talk!

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