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.
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:
- My favorite kitchen knife
- A large sauce pan
- Measuring cups
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
- 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
In a large saucepan over medium heat combine the oil, the rice, the onion, the red bell pepper and the green bell pepper.
Saute until onions are translucent.
Stir in mustard, salt, tomatoes and tomato juice
Let simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve & Enjoy!
I am pretty sure this Spanish rice is calling my name right now – can you hear it?
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