Restaurant Spanish Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a simple flavorful rice that I came up with to as a compromise for my picky eater daughter. It closely resembles the rice served at the local Mexican restaurants in San Diego.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in oil until translucent.
  2. Add rice and saute a few more minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir, cover and reduce heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer for twenty minutes without removing lid.
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve with chopped green onions on top.
  7. Note: The mild enchilada sauce adds flavor without adding spiciness. If using hot enchilada sauce, I would cut the amount in half at least.
Most Helpful

This is a very good rice recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. The only difference I made was that I sauteed the onions with 2 teaspoons of oil instead of using butter since I didn't have it available.

Menta November 04, 2011

Simple recipe that turned out well with some changes. It has a nice consistency and flavor. I didn't think it had enough flavor though so I used two cups of home made enchilada sauce and added a little more water. I also didn't add the bouillon or the carrots. Overall I have used this recipe for a few years now and really like it.

manderson December 10, 2010

This rice did not do it for us, unfortunately. We thought it was very bland and I had even doubled the enchilada sauce. I used long grain rice which was a mistake - I should have used parboiled rice. It would have helped the consistency but not the flavour. I used chicken broth instead of water. Sorry that I couldn't give a better review. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.

Deantini January 01, 2010