Spanish Rice

Rosa served the Chicken Mole with Spanish Rice. We are glad to learn another way of cooking rice. We had learned many ways of cooking rice here:

  1. how to cook basmati rice flavoured with saffron
  2. how to cook Risotto (Italian rice)
  3. how to cook Stick Rice
  4. how to cook Chicken Rice
  5. how to cook Nasi Lemak (coconut rice)
  6. how to cook Korean Seafood Rice
  7. how to cook Lubria Polo (Persian Green Bean Rice) and
  8. how to cook Casserole Sausage Rice


The Spanish Rice is flavourful by itself. I’m sure my kids will love this rice. The only thing is I have to puree the tomatoes and onion so that they cant see the vegetables in the rice and cant pick them out.


  • 2 cups long grain rice, unwashed
  • 4 cups water or chicken broth
  • enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • chicken bouillon
  • garlic powder
  • cumin powder



spanishrice-1-300x200Add enough oil in a pan to coat the bottom of the pan. Add unwashed rice. Rosa choosed not to wash the rice to retain the nutrients of the rice and also because this recipe require frying of the rice. Wet rice is not good for this recipe. If you want to wash your rice, make sure you drain it well and let it sit for a while to dry off.
spanishrice-2-300x200Fry the rice until they are light brown but not burnt.
spanishrice-3-300x200Add the chopped onion and tomatoes.
spanishrice-4-300x200Add water and chicken bouillon (1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon to 1 cup of water). If you use chicken stock, omit the chicken bouillon. If you are using puree vegetables, adjust the water according, i.e the puree plus liquid should add up to 4 cups of liquid for 2 cups of rice.
spanishrice-5-300x200Sprinkle with cumin and garlic powder. Bring the water to a boil, give it a last stir and cover and let simmer on low for 20 minutes. Do not open the lid during the cooking. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Rosa, thank you so much for sharing the Spanish recipes in the community kitchen.

This Post Has 0 Comments

  1. Jaun Millalonco

    My first visit here, found the blog accidentally really, and I just wanted to say I’ve enjoyed my visit and had some good reads while here 🙂

  2. Gema Sanz

    Easiest way of boiling rice, Spanish style, just add one or two cloves of garlic to the water :o) ( you find no small pieces of anything in the rice but it gets the flavour, u can even eat the garlic on a piece of bread if u are not too picky ;o))

    1. Ben

      Thanks Gema for all the comments. I certainly am enlightened and there is nothing compared to learning from an “expert” himself.

Leave a Reply