Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

17 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Ruth Schwab
Recipe by  Ruth Schwab

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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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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 think there's an error in the recipe, though. "Instant" rice should not take 20 minutes to cook as the recipe calls for; about 7 minutes is right. I think you could make this with regular rice and follow the recipe that calls for 20 minutes of cooking.

Blender Woman

Blender Woman

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 was it was a tad dry. I ended up adding about tsp. of vegetable oil at the end which helped. I didn't have V8, so I found a subtitute to do 1/2 tomato sauce and 1/2 water and it tasted very similar. I made broth from broth paste, so I could control the sodium. I made 1/2 recipe and it made about 4 servings. At the end I added some frozen defrosted peas and carrots for color and texture. ty



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 of the cayenne, chili powder and splash of hot sauce that I added for extra spice. It was very quick, and really delicious, i will be making this again.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 241 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 42.8 g
  • 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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