Spanish Rice. Bring Some New Orleans Flavor To Your Cooking With Zatarain's®. Spanish rice is the perfect accompaniment to Mexican foods, chicken, or just about anything. This simple recipe uses chicken broth and chunky salsa to transform plain white rice into a marvelous side dish.
Then simmer with tomatoes and tomato juice and you've got a savory Spanish-style rice. This classic Mexican-style Spanish Rice (also called arroz rojo) has all the crucial elements: tomato (in the form of tomato sauce), onion, garlic, and of course, rice. One cook's "Spanish" rice is another's "Mexican." Whatever the name, the result is more or less the same: an orange pilaf-style rice flavored with onion and garlic and flecked with carrot. You can cook Spanish Rice using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Spanish Rice
- It’s 1 1/4 cup of rice, soaked for 30 minutes.
- You need 1 tbsp. of olive oil.
- It’s 2 of onions, chopped.
- It’s 3-4 of garlic, chopped.
- Prepare 2 of tomatoes, chopped.
- You need 1 tbsp. of tomato paste.
- Prepare to taste of salt.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp. of pepper powder.
- You need 1/2 tsp. of red chili powder.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of carrots, sliced.
- It’s 1/2 cup of green peas.
- It’s 2 cups of stock.
Tomato paste further tints this colorful companion to all things Tex-Mex. Spanish Rice also known as Mexican Rice is an easy side dish that goes perfectly with tacos, burritos and enchiladas. For me I can't have tacos without beans and rice. This Authentic Spanish Rice recipe is super flavorful thanks to the chicken broth, spices, onions and garlic.
Spanish Rice instructions
- Heat oil and saute the rice for 7-8 minutes or till light brown..
- Add the garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes..
- Add the tomato puree, tomato paste, salt, red chili powder, pepper powder, carrots and peas..
- Add the stock and pressure cook for 2 whistles..
- Fluff it up with a fork..
- Serve with salad or just as it is..
Spanish rice is essentially a rice pilaf, but with southwestern flavorings. To make it you brown the raw rice first with onions and garlic, and then cook the rice in chicken broth with added tomatoes. The browning is essential to the nutty, almost toasty flavor of the rice. You'll often see it called Spanish rice, although there is a key difference between the two—Spanish rice uses saffron to achieve its red color. This recipe is a version of the traditional and ubiquitous red rice with vegetables prepared all over Mexico.