Spanish Rice Recipe

Spanish Rice Recipe

How To Make Classic Spanish Rice

Enjoy a rich and savory plate of Spanish rice for lunch today! It’s loaded with flavorful seasonings and veggies, and takes only 30 minutes to make.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbutter
  • cupslong grain white rice
  • 1medium yellow onion,finely diced
  • 1red bell pepper,finely diced
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 14½ozfire roasted garlic tomatoes,diced
  • 8oztomato sauce
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 1tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper,add more to taste


  1. Combine the olive oil and butter in a deep saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Heat until the butter is melted.

  2. Add the rice, onion, and bell pepper, then cook until the rice is golden brown and the vegetables are tender.

  3. Add the garlic, then cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

  4. Add the undrained diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper, then stir well.

  5. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

  6. Allow the rice to sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.

  7. Stir the rice, then fluff with a fork.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 143.76kcal
  • Fat: 9.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.74g
  • Fiber: 2.53g
  • Sugar: 6.13g
  • Protein: 3.79g
  • Cholesterol: 12.58mg
  • Sodium: 550.93mg
  • Calcium: 28.65mg
  • Potassium: 458.78mg
  • Iron: 1.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 119.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.56mg
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