Spanish Rice

Another addition to our Mexican Night! I absolutely love Spanish rice and I found that adding some Salsa on top made it so much better!
My little man went completely coo coo for rice!

2 tbs vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 1/2 cup chopped Roma tomatoes
2 cups of long grain white rice
2 cups of vegetable stock
2 cups of water
1/4 cup minced cilantro
salt, pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1. Heat up the oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion and grated garlic and saute for about 20 seconds
2. Add the chopped tomatoes, cook for a few minute until start giving out juice
3. Add the rice, mix well and cook for a couple of minutes
4. Add the stock and water slowly, bring to boil and reduce to medium low
5. Add the salt, pepper and chili powder. Cook covered and stirring occasionally until the rice is tender. (add more stock/water if necessary)
6. Add the minced cilantro when almost ready
** For chicken tenders: grill chicken tenders with tomato/basil seasoning and some salt and chili powder.
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  1. says

    Love it! Made something similar recently – no tomatoes, but tomato sauce – and loved it! It’s definitely a nice change from plain old rice, isn’t it? :)

  2. says

    Hi Lyuba,
    My friend and I were just talking about finding a really good Spanish Rice recipe just yesterday, looks like we found one. It looks great! Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. says

    I have had several unsuccessful attempts at Spanish rice but I think the biggest problem is that I try to use brown rice. I wonder how your recipe would fare with brown rice? Worth a try

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