Best Spanish Rice Recipe EVER!

After a long day there is nothing better than sitting in comfy dining chairs around the dining table to visit with loved ones. A bit of Autumn ambiance and candlelight make any meal special and Spanish Rice is the perfect side dish for adding to this scene.  Its Autumnal orange hues and comfort food status make it phenomenal for adding to your  menu. 

Mg Photography© ~ Autumnal Table Setting makes any meal special.

Spanish Rice is delicious, easy for beginners to cook, fairly inexpensive to prepare and accompanies chicken, pork or Mexican foods perfectly.  It stores easily in the refrigerator for several days as long as it is kept in a tightly covered container or Ziploc© bag.  Add a tiny bit of water when re-heating the rice in the microwave and it will re-fluff nicely. Why not wrap some leftover rice in a tortilla shell with some shredded cheese and salsa for lunch or a snack?  Another great snack is to heat up the Spanish Rice and and serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and salsa.

Spanish Rice is perfect for Autumn Meals

Save money by simply dissolving 2 chicken bouillon cubes in 2 cups of hot water instead of paying for a can of chicken bouillon. We had white "jasmine" rice in the pantry so that's what we used, however brown rice might be very nice too...just make sure to cook a little longer.

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/3 cup chopped purple onion
1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
2 cups chicken broth or chicken bouillon
1 cup thick n chunky mild salsa

  • Over medium heat; heat oil in a large skillet. Cook onion until tender (about 5 minutes); add uncooked rice to skillet, stirring often. Once rice begins to brown add chicken broth and salsa. 
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer (stir once in a while) for 20 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
  •  Serve with shredded cheese, a dollop of salsa and/or sour cream on the top ~ enjoy! 

 Grate your own cheese and store in Ziploc© Bags to save lots of money!


    1. Sounds quick and easy alright, I'm going to have to try this. Thanks.

    2. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for this one. Love your photography!=)

    3. Hi there: I just found your great blog on blogcatalog. I'm always looking for some new recipes and will have to try this. I have not done that much with rice, somehow it never turns out right. Thanks for the recipe, directions, and pictuers.

      Keep in touch!

    4. "Great post, very useful for a beginner like me"

    5. yummm! :) that sounds great! I'm definitely going to try it.