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Easy Spanish Rice

76e4e19975ef90ce832a5f1314355311?s=30&d=mm&r=gJessica Lynn
Making Spanish rice at home is super simple and only takes a few ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • dash of oil
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz instant brown or white rice use the tomato sauce can to measure
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • salt pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes (optional) to taste


  • Heat oil in a medium-sized pot. Once hot, saute onions until soft and fragrant.
  • Add tomato sauce to onions, and rinse can out with about half a can's worth of water; add water to pot. Boil sauce; keep an eye on it, because it won't boil like water (it's thicker and will splatter).
  • Once sauce starts boiling, add rice, onions, and salsa (you can add more later if you're afraid of adding too much). Cover and simmer for five minutes.
  • After five minutes, turn off heat, stir, and recover for an additional five minutes. Give it a stir, add in cheese; recover until rice is fully cooked or until you're ready to serve.