My family just loves this easy Spanish rice recipe. Once you make this and can freeze it, there is no reason to use those box mixes.
Easy Spanish Rice Recipe
This recipe is so easy and delicious! You can get plain rice very cheap so homemade Spanish rice recipe is very friendly on the wallet.
The entire family will love it!
If you have wondered how do you make Spanish rice, keep reading….
Homemade Spanish rice is the perfect compliment to Taco Tuesday or any night of the week!
We love to serve it with the Best Crockpot Chicken Tacos Recipe. Yum!
You must learn how to freeze rice. It’s a time saver on busy nights when you need a quick side dish.
I’m sure you have most of the ingredients on hand for this authentic Spanish rice recipe!
We don’t use the box mixes anymore because we can make this so much cheaper, and reheating directly from the freezer is so easy to do.
You will save so much time and money. Plus, this just tastes so much better than anything you can get from a box.
It’s the best Spanish rice recipe.
This Mexican Spanish rice recipe freezes great!
To freeze, allow your rice to cool completely. Then place in freezer baggies in the amounts that your family needs for dinner.
When you are ready to eat, take directly from the freezer. Place about 1/4 cup of water in the container and microwave for about 5 minutes.
Add some salt and enjoy!
It is that easy to freeze this simple Spanish rice!
You can also freeze this Spanish rice in cupcake pans. Just place in each individual cup and freeze.
Once frozen, pop them out and place in a freezer bag. You now have individual servings ready to reheat.
No need to buy those overpriced rice bowls at the store! Here is the silicone cupcake pans that I use.
They are really easy to pop out once frozen. So handy!
Tip to freeze this Authentic Spanish rice recipe:
I use these Hands Free Storage Bag Holders. You can certainly do this without these but it makes it so much easier.
The ones I use come in a set of 2 and it’s so easy to just fill the bags and pop in the freezer. It makes it quick and easy and less mess.
I do a lot of freezer cooking so it’s been a big help having these on hand. It’s liking have an extra set of hands!
I like to use these when I make 10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in under an hour! You will love having these for lots of different recipes.
What spices do you use to make Spanish rice?
Our time saving secret is to use chunky salsa and add garlic salt and cumin. It makes the best rice!
Look no further for Spanish Rice recipes! Here is the best Spanish Rice Recipe:
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion chopped finely (optional)
- 1 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cups chunky salsa
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp cumin
Tip from Carrie:
If you have ever wondered Can you freeze onions, the answer is yes!
I chop onions in bulk and freeze them. It’s so nice to just grab what you need from the freezer for recipes.
How do you make Mexican rice?
It’s very simple and inexpensive. Get ready to learn how to make the easiest and tastiest side dish!
How to make Spanish rice:
- Saute onion in oil over medium high heat. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Mix rice into skillet, stirring often. When rice begins to brown, stir in chicken broth, salsa, garlic salt and cumin.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed.
- I double this recipe to make a lot of rice. You do the work once and have enough to last my family 2-3 meals.
- I let rice cool and then freeze in freezer bags, that way I only have to mess up the kitchen once for a few extra meals.
Give this Mexican Spanish rice recipe a try today!
Serve this with your favorite Mexican dinner and you have an easy meal in no time.
You will no longer have to wonder how do I cook Spanish rice?
Can you believe how easy it is? No more need to buy box mixes from the grocery store!
Make extra and freeze this homemade and easy Mexican rice!
You will love being able to pull it out of the freezer on busy nights for dinner.
Print this Easy Spanish rice recipe below:
This recipe for homemade spanish rice tastes just like the restaurants.Try this easy Spanish rice recipe. Learn how to make spanish rice.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion chopped finely optional
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice
- 2 cups water or chicken broth -I normally do 1 or 2 cups broth
- 1 cups chunky salsa
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp cumin
Saute onion in oil over medium heat. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Mix rice into skillet, stirring often. When rice begins to brown, stir in chicken broth, salsa, garlic salt and cumin.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed.
I double this recipe to make a lot of rice. You do the work once and have enough to last my family 2-3 meals.
I let rice cool and then freeze in freezer bags, that way I only have to mess up the kitchen once for a few extra meals.
Now that you have it cooked and in freezer, you are ready to an easy night of cooking.
Take rice from freezer baggy and place in microwavable dish. Add a small amount of water and cover.
Cook for about 3-4 minutes until warm.
Add some hamburger meat to this dish to make a delicious and inexpensive dinner for your family!
Spanish rice with salsa is packed with tons of flavor!
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Try this Spanish rice recipe and see why everyone loves it. For a change, try adding diced tomatoes, black bean and a little chili powder.
Yum! We have even added a 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and it was delicious. Spanish rice with tomato sauce is amazing!
Make a meal out of it and try Spanish rice with ground beef. It’s a great way to stretch your meat.
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