V Best Spanish Rice (Easy)

"I make this everytime I make my Recipe#268423. I have tried for ages to make the perfect spanish rice. Have used others recipes and decided to go against what everyone has told me, including my mom and came up with an easy, spicy tasty family loving wouldn't have it any other way spanish rice. ;) The smoky spanish paprika gives this great flavor without heat."
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  • In a 6 cup glass measuring cup pour chicken broth, add water until it measures a tad over 4 cups (very important) I use the next line on my measuring cup.
  • Add tomato bouilon, onion salt, pepper, cumin smoky paprika, salsa and ketchup - Heat in Microwave approx 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, drizzle olive oil over medium dutch oven pan until warm on Med-High heat. Add onions. When translucent add rice and butter, sautee' until butter has melted and bouilon is done.
  • Stir bouilon and slowly pour into (warning you can get a steam burn, so careful!) rice mixture. Stir and bring to a thick boil. about 3 minutes.
  • Cover pan, turn heat to simmer. Set timer for 25 minutes. When timer alarms, turn heat off and leave undisturbed for at least 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork and enjoy with your favorite mexican dish. I always make this when making my Recipe#268423.

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  1. Katanashrp
    It truly was the best rice I've ever made. Thank you.
  2. Chef Emstar
    Amazing! My new favorite rice. I used Pace Hot Picante for the picante sauce and it came out just the right amount of spicy and delicious. Thanks, V!
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Excellent rice. I only made half a recipe but is excellent. Served with Recipe #268423, Recipe #10614, and Recipe #395853.
  4. Sooz Cooks
    I made this to go with Chef #351811 's Recipe #268423. I didn’t have tomato-flavored bouillon so I used regular chicken bouillon and added a tablespoon of ketchup. Didn’t have Spanish paprika so I used half smoked and half regular, and for the salsa I used and entire 7 oz can of Herdez Salsa Ranchera which I took for a spin in my small 2 cup food processor to puree it into a finer consistency. What a fantastic dish this was and while I had never thought about server Chile Verde over Spanish Rice, it will be something we do a lot now!
  5. Tamaretta
    Very very easy. I couldn't find tomato buillon cubes only tomato-chicken so used those instead of the broth. I did puree all the veggies so my picky son would eat it. I also left out the oil and butter and just sauteed in a little water but next time (and there will be a next time) I'm going all out and using some bacon fat!!! Thanks for posting this simple and tasty recipe!


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