Spanish Rice | How to make Spanish Rice

By Bethica Das  |  27th Mar 2018  |  
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About Spanish Rice Recipe

This is an absolutely simple and a quick rice dish where the rice is stir fried in olive oil and then cooked with onion, garlic, stock, tomatoes and seasonings. It is also known as Mexican rice. Adding veggies is optional. In this recipe I added carrots and green peas. I gave a slight Indian touch to it by making it more spicy. It is generally red in colour due to the addition of tomatoes and tomato sauce / paste. It is traditionally done on a stove top, but I used the pressure cooking method. It is relished with any other Mexican dishes like Enchiladas or Quesadillas.

Spanish Rice

Ingredients to make Spanish Rice

  • 1 & 1/4 cup rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 2 cups stock

How to make Spanish Rice

  1. Heat oil and saute the rice for 7-8 minutes or till light brown.
  2. Add the garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree, tomato paste, salt, red chili powder, pepper powder, carrots and peas.
  4. Add the stock and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Fluff it up with a fork.
  5. Serve with salad or just as it is.

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