Spanish Rice Original

Spanish Rice Original

198 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    55 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  DEED330

“A great recipe that is similar to the recipe from the homeland! Can be made as a main dish as well.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Bring chicken broth and tomato sauce to a boil in a small saucepan, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and maintain a simmer while preparing the remaining ingredients.
  2. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving bacon grease in the skillet. Chop bacon.
  3. Cook and stir onion in reserved bacon grease over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour boiling chicken broth and tomato sauce into rice mixture; add diced tomatoes, green peppers, and chopped bacon. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir black olives and corn into rice mixture before serving.

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I tryed this and decided that I liked my moms better. This is very close to my mom's recipe with a few verations. First my mom does not use chic stock, corn, or olives. She cooks bacon in large cast iron skillet. leaves all grease in it and adds onions, grn peppers, fresh minced garlic, and rice to skillet and cooks for about 7-10 minutes. then she puts in two cans of tomotoes, crushed slightly by hand, and juice also and a little water to just cover rice good. brings to a boil, reduces heat to med-low and put lid on for 10 mins. She adds a bit of water as needed and finishes rice without the lid. The rice is fluffy and moist, having absorbed liquids. You do not want to have this too wet. bacon is broken up and mixed in. My mom serves this with fried chicken,and refried beans with melted cheese. Yummy! But I also serve this with shreded pork/or chicken tacos, anything that is mexican!My moms version came from a friend that grew up in Spain.

Wirefox Terrier Mom

Wirefox Terrier Mom

This was a very good side dish. I followed the recipe except for one thing: I didn't have green peppers, so I did as another reviewer suggested, I used diced green chiles (I put the entire 4 ounce can in). It was great and we decided to always use this one substitution. I had to add a bit more liquid as the rice cooked...ended up using an entire 14 oz can chicken broth and 15 oz can tomato sauce. Had this with Salsa Chicken, also from this site, and it made a great meal. Thank you for the recipe, DivaDee!! We will be making this quite often!



Very good recipe - if you're wondering if you should use the bacon or not, I would recommend you do. The flavor wasn't overpowering, but it is important to make this dish flavorful and smoky.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 375 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 45.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 1355 mg
  • 54%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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