- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups uncooked instant rice
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) tomatoes with liquid, cut up
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add rice and stir until browned. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove bay leaf before serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Reviews forSpanish Rice
"OK for a base recipe. Used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Didn't use the bay leaf since I don't think that would add anything except bitterness. Ditched the salt, per other reviewers' suggestions. Sauteed the onion with the rice in the first step, I think that helped. LOVED the addition of sugar, so don't skip the sugar! This recipe needs something to up the flavor, though. We all thought it was really lacking flavor and complexity, and needed some spice. I'll try it again with some changes. Might try beef stock in place of water bouillon to give it some depth, add an extra bouillon cube if needed? Maybe some green chiles? SO CLOSE, but not quite."
"This recipe was easy to make with ingredients that I have on hand. I will definitely make it again!"
"My husband and I both loved this recipe. I had left over cooked instant brown rice, so I omitted the water. Turned out perfect!! Will for sure make this again."
"I think I would like it better without the bay leaf."
"This recipe is easy and cost effective! I am always looking for alternatives to buying over-priced convenience food at the grocery store! Thanks!"
"My family didn't care for this recipe. No flavor."
"I was looking forward to making this, and it was quite easy. Wasn't yummy at all. No flavor. Need to add some sauce, to get some flavor."
"I followed the recipe but sauteed the chopped onion and garlic together with the rice before adding the other ingredients. I also threw everything into a rice cooker so I didn't have to make sure it doesn't overcook. Turned out perfectly! Delicious!"