Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 20 mins

Fast, easy, and delicioso! If you use the recipe and make the sauce yourself, you will have a lot of sauce. Perhaps make the rice to serve with enchiladas, or reduce the recipe so not to waste it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat water to boiling.
  2. Add Rotel and rice.
  3. Prepare enchilada sauce (if using recipe rather than canned) by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing until butter is melted.
  4. When most of water is absorbed in rice, reduce heat and add enchilada sauce.
  5. Cover and simmer until tender.
  6. When using canned enchilada sauce this recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare.
  7. Makes a delicious appetizer when served with corn chips and salsa or pica de gallo.


Most Helpful

I like my spanish rice with meat so I browned and drained 1 pound of hamburger in a skillet, then followed the recipe as directed in the skillet with the meat. It was delicious but could have been a little spicier for my taste. I spiced it up with a little Mexican hot sauce.

choco chip November 22, 2011

Very good, easy, and spicy! It's a little too spicy, I think, to be Spanish Rice. It is more of a Tex/Mex Rice.

threeovens February 11, 2010

Very good. I made mine with the enchilada sauce recipe you provided. It was very moist! Thanks for the recipe!!

Lacy S. March 27, 2007

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