20 Minute Spanish Rice

"I wanted a quick Spanish Rice side dish one night, to go along side a spicy chicken I was making, so I came up with this simple yummy dish."
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  • Boil the chicken stock and taco seasoning in a medium pot.
  • Once mixture comes to a boil add the rice, salsa, corn and beans (or peas if you prefer; stir a bit.
  • Turn heat to low and cover pot.
  • Allow to cook on low, undisturbed, for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes are up, toss the rice a bit, and serve!

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  1. so simple. add-heat-stir. this is my first spanish rice dish and i'm keeping it. it was a bit spicy for us, so i expect to use half the spice next time. i cooked this to compliment chicken enchiladas recipe #24041 with the heat in this dish and the lack of heat in the enchiladas it was a perfect match. note: cooked chicken or beef would fit right in this dish.
  2. Found this way,way too salty for my taste. I suspect the taco seasoning is the villain. Next time will only use a third of it.
  3. So good. I did not add any corn or black beans, but this rice was alot like the kind in mexican restraunts! I made it in the rice cooker and I used beef broth as I was out of chicken stock. I will make again and use the chicken stock.
  4. Delicious and super easy! Omitted the beans because I was serving alongside black beans and cheese enchiladas. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  5. Was good but a little but mushy but that might have been because I kept stirring it (but because it was sticking to the bottom of the pot and I didn't want it to burn)


  1. This dish was good but I didn't totally love it like the rest of the reviewers. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the flavor just wasn't quite "right" for me, though DH quite liked it. The only change I made was to use a green bell pepper in place of the corn (I hate corn).
  2. I have been looking for a good easy spanish rice recipe and boy have I found one.This turned out wonderfully. This will be the only spanish rice recipe I will be using. This is perfect the way it is but for my familys tastes I used green pepper and green onions instead of corn and beans.



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