Spanish Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serves: 6 servings (1/2 cup each)
3.80 of 5 (10 ratings)

A Spanish rice recipe starts with instant rice, tomatoes and onions combined with chili powder and cumin for an easy side dish


  • 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1-1/4 cups instant white rice, uncooked
  • 1 can (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until rice is browned lightly, stirring frequently.
  2. Add broth, drained tomatoes, chili powder and cumin to saucepan; stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.


Calories: 133 Serving Size: 6 servings (1/2 cup each)


9 people have reviewed Spanish Rice
CB May 07, 2014
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I added a little lime juice (juice from 1 wedge of small lime) and fresh cilantro!! Awesome! Easy and delicious!

Anonymous January 16, 2014
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Use the liquid from the drained tomatoes in place of some of the broth. It adds extra flavor to the rice.

3MenNaLady December 06, 2013
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 stars

Used original Rotel and it had a kick! Very good. Served skillet cooked chicken with refried beans and corn as additional sides. Mixed my corns the rice. Yum!

toni9352 July 29, 2012
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 stars

i tried this recipe always looking to add flavor to boring rice. this was very good, my kids liked it. it was a little spicy for my son, but he doesnt like anything spicy

Anonymous July 26, 2012
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 stars

My kids enjoyed this, My son wanted a little more "kick"to it next time.Maybesome jalapenos?

Spanish Rice July 19, 2012
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have made Spanish rice with Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies for years but this recipe kicked it up a notch. I had never used chili powder or cumin in my rice. Those spices made a big difference in the taste. I'll make Spanish rice this way from now on. It's fantastic!!

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