Spanish Rice



Donโ€™t ever buy store bought Spanish Rice again! This is so easy and cheap to make and it was really delicious! I already had all of the ingredients and there is nothing special you need to buy. It makes about four cups so there is enough for the entire family.

Adapted from






If you use Better Than Bouillon, add it to

hot tap water and stir until dissolved.

If you use canned chicken broth skip this step.



In a large non stick frying pan, heat the

oil over medium heat and add the rice.



Cook the rice until it starts to turns brown.



Add the chicken broth, salt, garlic,

pepper, cumin and stir.



Add the tomato sauce.



Mix well, bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.

Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.



Remove from the heat and fluff the rice.



Serve immediately.


Spanish Rice



  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/4 vegetable oil or your favorite
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp salt, optional
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups hot tap water or chicken broth
  • 4 tsp Chicken Better Than Bouillon – (if you used water)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • dash of cumin


  1. If you are using water with the Better Than Bouillon, mix the two together and set aside. If you are just using chicken broth. skip this step.
  2. In a large non stick frying pan, heat the oil until hot over medium heat.
  3. Add the rice to the pan and stir. Continue to cook until the rice starts to turns brown.
  4. Add the chicken broth, salt, garlic, pepper, cumin and then stir.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and stir.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer covered for 20-30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. My liquid was gone in 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and fluff the rice with a fork.
  8. Serve immediately.





Categories: Rice


  1. ;Learn something every day.Never heard of Spanish rice having lived there for two years. I have cook savoury rice almost that same way which is English/India Empire dish. In Spain they make piella in the market places on saints days and feed hundreds of people. Big pan the size of a table top and just as you say slowly built it up with chicken fish and rice with stock from bones and herbs. I had one plate of this in Torro and in Granada high street nera the old Almhambra road to palace. Watched it all from start with three helpers on chef. I was surprised and honoured by being given a portion along with all the Spanish crowd. They said God loves us all English forget us not. I found peace that day like never before in the very nation we bankrupted when the Pope sent Spain to build navy and attack England with 1588 Armada. Being historian sometimes builds bridges into peoples hearts. It did that day for me. We are all Gods children dear one.

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