Three Ways to Make Spanish Rice

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We love Mexican food! I could eat this Three Ways to Make Spanish Rice Recipe at least once a week…maybe even twice a week! It is just that good. The best part of this recipe is that you can make it 3 different ways!

Yep…3 different ways…stove top, rice cooker, or microwave.

I personally like the rice cooker. It just cooks itself and stays warm until we are ready to eat. I don’t have to watch it or worry about if it is done right or not. It just comes out perfect every time. But, if you don’t have a rice cooker, we’ve included the other methods here as well.

Spanish Rice Recipe – Rice Cooker Method

Spanish-Rice-Fluffed

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. butter or 1/4 c. coconut oil (coconut oil just seems to go a long way)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 c. raw rice (we use long-grain white)
  • 2 t. seasoning salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 2 t. chicken soup base

Directions:

We have 3 dairy sensitive people at our home. Many of our recipes include instructions for how to make the recipe dairy free. Here is the brand of coconut oil we used for this recipe.

You may also substitute other types of peppers, or adjust the amount of onions, peppers, and chili powder to taste. We have found that this is not too spicy for most kids, as we have fed this to every foster child who ever lived with us and they all ate it well.

Coconut-Oil

  1. Place butter or coconut oil into the bottom of the rice cooker.

Melt-Oil

  1. Turn on the rice cooker and let the butter/coconut oil melt.

Saute

  1. Add the onions and green peppers. Stir. Cook for 4 minutes.

Before-Cooking

  1. Add rice, seasonings, tomatoes, chicken soup base and the water suggested for cooking 2 cups of rice. (3 1/2 cups of water for mine.)

Spanish-Rice-Cooked

  1. Cook as per rice maker instructions. On mine it is just put the lid on and push a button. Here is what it looks like after it is cooked and before it is “fluffed”.

Spanish Rice Recipe – Microwave Method

Ingredients:Directions:
  • 1/2 c. butter or 1/4 c. coconut oil (coconut oil just seems to go a long way)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 c. instant rice (we use white)
  • 2 t. seasoning salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 2 t. chicken soup base
  1. Place butter or coconut oil into a medium size glass dish.
  2. Cook for 30 second on high in the microwave.
  3. Add the onions and green peppers. Stir. Cook for 4 minutes on medium.
  4. Add instant rice, seasonings, tomatoes, chicken soup base and the water suggested for cooking 2 cups of rice.
  5. Cover and cook for 15 minutes on High.
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Spanish Rice – Stove-top Method

Ingredients:Directions:
  • 1/2 c. butter or 1/4 c. coconut oil (coconut oil just seems to go a long way)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 c. raw rice (we use white)
  • 2 t. seasoning salt
  • 1 t. paprika
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 2 t. chicken soup base
  1. Place butter or coconut oil into a medium sized pot.
  2. Melt the butter or coconut oil on low.
  3. Add the onions and green peppers. Stir. Cook for 4 minutes on medium.
  4. Add rice, seasonings, tomatoes, chicken soup base and the water suggested for cooking 2 cups of rice.
  5. Bring to a boil and then lower the temperature to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

3 Ways to Make Spanish Rice

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I love finding ways to simplify my life and save money at the same time. I will show you how, too! Over the past 25 years I've mastered the art of making our funds go farther and purchase more. Living the dream!

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