Spanish Mexican Rice
Is it Spanish Rice or Mexican? Who knows. According to some, Spanish Rice does not have cumin but this recipe I altered tastes so yummy with just a hint. So, if you want Spanish Rice leave out the cumin, but if you're fine with Mexican add it in! Either way, it's just plain delicious to me. ;)
Mexican Rice is a recipe that has eluded me for almost a year now. Almost every single time we have tacos, I've tried a different Mexican Rice recipe. But we NEVER have been satisfied! They were always okay tasting but nothing to write home (or on a blog) about.
Until now my dear friends!
It seriously was almost magical tasting this rice for the first time. It tasted like victory (with a little Mexican kick). I think you're going to LOVE it. My family sure did!
Spanish Mexican Rice
(Gluten Free, Can be Dairy Free)
Adapted by jalene from a recipe off allrecipes.com
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5/14/2014 07:37:20 pm
6/26/2014 03:50:07 am
Oh my goodness! THIS IS IT! The flavors I have been searching for. It's the cumin that clinched it for me. Just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!
7/25/2016 02:23:13 pm
Have you ever doubled this recipe?
7/9/2014 10:41:42 am
I'm eagerly awaiting the end results of this recipe.I will post this after I've tasted ...eaten it lol.
7/9/2014 10:58:05 am
I altered a few things... water no broth.Tomato sauce no tomatos. Cooking time was on about 20-25 min.It tastes very good, not sticky, hard uncooked .I will certainly make again. Very easy and quick side dish to make.
5/18/2016 10:54:09 am
Do you think I could use tomato paste?
8/26/2014 10:20:13 am
oh my goodness! I've made this recipe several times and my husband and I just love it!! thank you for posting!
8/28/2014 10:46:53 pm
Made this last night with tomatoes and chilis I canned last month. It was delish! I'll never make it any other way!
9/25/2014 07:37:41 am
This sounds great. Can I use uncooked basmati? Also, did you soak or rinse the rice before hand?
10/12/2014 05:48:51 am
This sounds like a good recipe and I am going to try this tonight but quick question do you drain the can of tomatoes with green chili or throw juice and all in with the rice!!
10/12/2014 06:57:02 am
Thank you :)
10/11/2015 02:52:40 pm
this was so good, thanks for the recipe!
5/18/2016 10:53:23 am
Could i use tomato paste instead?
6/20/2016 04:04:52 pm
7/28/2016 06:38:52 pm
Made this tonight... fantastic!
9/5/2016 10:05:16 am
Will have to try your recipe, but found a cute typo you may want to fix..it says in item 2..... Bring to a bowl then cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes"....I think you meant "BOIL" instead of "BOWL"....lol
2/22/2017 11:25:03 am
How many servings does this recipe make?
5/13/2017 02:40:29 pm
Is this a pretty spicy recipe? Interested in trying it but have two people in the house who hate spicy stuff :)
So it all depends on your chili powder. Definitely use a mild chili powder and then decrease the amount to only 1 &1/2 tsp or 1 tsp instead of 2 tsp as the recipe calls for. The recipe "as is" is not spicy for my kids but is for my mom who used to buy extra mild salsa. Ha ha ;) hope that helps.
5/18/2017 03:36:24 pm
Thanks! Made this rice last night. Kept everything the same except I used 1 tsp of ancho chile powder. It tasted sooo good. Even the spicy haters in the house loved it. Definitely a keeper and goes great with shredded pork tacos.
11/12/2017 04:56:15 pm
How many does this serve? Thank you for your reply.
3/3/2018 12:58:52 pm
This is the one! I just made it to go with my Mexican pot roast and beans. Perfect and so flavorful! Have made it with rotel, but the chicken broth and the extra seasonings put it over the top! This Texan loves it!
5/16/2018 11:06:17 am
My husband doesn't like chunks of tomato in things, so instead of the tomatoes with chiles I added a small can of chiles and a teaspoon of tomato bouillon (you can find this in the soup or hispanic section of your grocery store), and added about half a cup of extra water. You still get the rich tomato flavor.
8/20/2018 03:08:49 pm
Could you substitute brown rice?
12/12/2020 12:07:16 pm
Made this today. This was going to be my last attempt at home made spanish rice. I'm so glad I tried one more time!
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