Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

Ruth Schwab 0

"This recipe is a simple Spanish rice that is quick and easy and tastes delicious. The vegetable juice and the taco seasoning add more flavor to this dish."


35 m servings 241 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 529 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat until onions are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir rice into onion mixture and cook, stirring often, until rice becomes slightly opaque, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir chicken broth, vegetable juice, and taco seasoning into rice mixture and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until rice has absorbed most of the liquid, about 5 minutes.
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  1. 30 Ratings


Well, I almost always cook from scratch, but let me tell you, this was terrific! Could not be easier, with a nice balance of flavors. Kids will like it because of taco seasoning influence. I ...

I chose this recipe to add a photo to faceless recipes for the Allrecipes Allstars group. If looking for rice like one would get at a Mexican restaurant, this is pretty close. My only problem wa...

This recipe was great! despite the urge that i had to add beans, (because there is room for experimenting with other ingredients) I did not. I basically stuck to the recipe, with the exception o...

I didn't have V8 so I used salsa, and added a can of green chilies. It turned out awesome!

This was really easy and had a great flavor. I used 1/2 cup Rotel tomatoes instead of the V8 juice just for a little kick!! Thanks for sharing!!

I made this recipe tonight and my husband loved it! He has tried many times to fix spanish rice but it always came out bland. The only things I changed was: I diced up about a 1/4 cup of onion...

was delicious! I used brown rice though and added some green chili for some extra spice! flavor is great!

I thought it was great. I didn't have minute rice so I just had to cook it for about 20-35 minutes at the end. I also had to add more liquid.

It was a quick side dish...pretty tasty!