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Simple Spanish Rice

Looking for the perfect accompaniment to complete your Mexican feast? Did you know that sometimes the star of the show can be the side dish? This recipe will turn a simple meal of tacos or tostadas into a Mexican feast. This dish is the easiest and tastiest Spanish Rice recipe ever. Tastier and without all the extras that come in a store bought mix. It has mild flavors even the kids will love. The best part is it’s made with simple ingredients that you are sure to have on hand whenever the mood strikes.

simple-spanish-rice

You’ll need:
1 ½ cup long grain white rice
½ onion diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can tomato soup
1 ½ c water
3 tbsp. chicken bouillon
2 tbsp. olive oil

In a skillet on med, heat the olive oil. Add rice to skillet and cook, stirring frequently till it starts to turn light brown. Add onion and garlic to skillet and continue to cook until rice is a nice brown color and the onion and garlic are soft.

Add tomato soup, water and chicken broth and stir to combine. Once mixture starts to simmer turn heat down to low and put a lid on it. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes, stirring every 5 min with a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of pan. Canned chicken broth can be used in substitution for the water and bullion. If using homemade broth be sure to taste in case salt needs to be added.

This dish is the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican meal. It turns taco night into restaurant night. The light tomato flavor is even a hit with the kids who normally don’t like Spanish rice.

The onion and garlic can be cut down to suit your tastes.

Tip: When the onion are the same size as the rice the kids don’t even notice!