Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spanish Rice

Here are the ingredients~ 
1 cup of long grain rice 
2-3 Tbsp Tomato Sauce ( You can see how I store mine here
onion~  about 1/3 of an onion (or however much you like) 
Season Salt 
Cajun Seasoning 
Goya (comes in small envelopes inside of box.  You can find it in the Hispanic section of the supermarket
(all of these are totally optional and you can use whatever you like and have on hand.  These are what I like.  I love the Goya since it gives a great flavor and wonderful color but, sometimes I don't have it and I don't use it.  
Add some oil to pan~  about 2 Tbsp or so
Cook rice on medium heat until it starts getting brown.  
Add more oil if neccesary and keep sauteeing the rice.  
Chop up onion and add to pot.  I like minne coursely chopped.
Add about 2-3 Tbsp of tomato sauce.  I've frozen mine into little discs since I usually never use the entire can and don't want to waste the leftovers.  (In a pinch I've even used salsa as a substitute for the tomato sauce) 
Add the seasoning.
Add the water recomended on the package to cook.  Usually, as a rule of thumb, it's double the amount of rice~  1 cup of water to 2 cups of rice.  I'd go about 2 tbsp less than that amount since you used that same amount of tomato sauce.  Now is a good time to taste your water and see how you like the flavor and adjust seasoning if neccesary.  
In this batch of spanish rice, I've added a pound of cooked ground turkey since I was making a main dish.  Totally optional. 
I'm a cheater.  After living in Asia for over 13 years of my life I can't live without my rice cooker.  I hate boiled over pots of rice so I stick it all in my rice cooker and walk away and let it cook.  No overboiled pots and that's how I like it!  If you don't have a rice cooker just bring the rice to a boil and then let it cook on low heat till the water is absorbed.  
This is a great side for enchiladas, burritos, or any Mexican food.  Like I had mentioned previously,  I added ground turkey to this batch and ate it with some salad.  I added a bit of shredded Colby to the top but Monterey Jack is the most tastiest!  


  1. Yum! Thanks for sharing this on The HomeAcre Hop! See you Thursday on the next hop!

    1. Thank you Lisa! So glad to link up and thank you for hosting!

  2. Seriously? You put the whole thing in the rice cooker? Even the cooked ground turkey? This is awesome! The only thing I've ever put in my rice cooker is rice, lol! This recipe looks yummy and I think my family would love it.

    I think it's cool that you lived in Asia for 13 years. What a beautiful country. A friend of ours is Filipino and she serves rice with dinner every single night. We don't have it every night but we have it often enough and I love my rice cooker!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

    1. Oh yes~ I definitely put ALL of it in the rice cooker~ meat, veggies and everything. I'm lazy- i mean- industrious like that!