Easy Spanish rice using brown rice instead of white.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 side dish servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine rice and garlic in a saucepan. Stir in water, salsa, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

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  • Stir rice mixture and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 50 minutes. Turn off heat and allow rice to sit, covered, for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Stir rice before serving.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 42.2g 14% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 396.3mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2013
We missed the cilantro from our normal recipe but didn't miss the sodium content! I used thick and chunky salsa and added some extra onions (what Spanish rice doesn't have onions?). Used a fresh Roma tomato instead of the cup of diced tomatoes. My rice was done right at the 45 minute mark. The family said they would enjoy it more if it was white rice but personally I liked the brown. Next time I'll add some cilantro for personal family preference. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2018
I just increased my review to three stars because I found the recipe to be ok if you turned it into something else. As written it tasted to me like rice and salsa not Spanish rice. But add onion pepper corn black beans green onion and lime juice (plus salt) and it s a pretty decent main dish salad. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2013
We missed the cilantro from our normal recipe but didn't miss the sodium content! I used thick and chunky salsa and added some extra onions (what Spanish rice doesn't have onions?). Used a fresh Roma tomato instead of the cup of diced tomatoes. My rice was done right at the 45 minute mark. The family said they would enjoy it more if it was white rice but personally I liked the brown. Next time I'll add some cilantro for personal family preference. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2014
I love this recipe. I use my rice cooker. Also anytime I have leftover broth from vegetables or chicken I use that in place of the water. I also add chopped onions and sometimes throw in some frozen peas and carrots. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2017
I do like this recipe but made a few small changes. I used brown rice because I did not have white. I sautéed 1/4 chopped onion and 1/4 chopped red pepper in coconut oil. Added the rice to brown a little before adding the liquid. Susbstituted some of the water with leftover Chicken Broth (1/4 cup) to use it up. I used medium salsa (1/2 cup), omitted the tomatoes because I used onion and red pepper, and at the recommendation of some, added garlic powder and chili powder - 2 shakes of each. I will make again and may add a little more of the seasoning because I love extra flavor. I would give 5 stars but I altered the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2014
For a quick "throw together" side this was great! I didn't have any fresh tomatoes OR salsa in house but what I DID have was canned diced tomatoes with green chiles (Rotel). Worked like a charm! Added lots of fresh garlic and voila! Perfect "on the fly" side with my roasted chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2015
Very good side dish to go with grilled steaks and Black Bean and Cucumber Salad (from this site). I sautéed half an onion and a bit of green pepper in butter before adding garlic and rice. After a couple of minutes added other ingredients and just let it go. During the long cooking time I was able to prepare the rest of meal. I'll make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2014
I have to admit I was surprised at how much I liked this. Will make it again! Thx! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
This is really good! I used low-sodium chick broth instead of water, added ~2/3 cup finely chopped onion and 1 chipotle pepper (canned). Also increased the garlic to a tablespoon and added a small handful of Cilantro leaves for good measure and it was outstanding. Attractive presentation as well. Definitely use chunky salsa and diced tomatoes with chilies. The only tweak I'll make next time is to cook it one full hour since the rice keeps turning out a little firm for my tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
this is very tasty will keep this recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2013
My family and I love this recipe! It's so fresh and tasty. We add onion like Arizona Desert Flower suggested. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/06/2018
I just increased my review to three stars because I found the recipe to be ok if you turned it into something else. As written it tasted to me like rice and salsa not Spanish rice. But add onion pepper corn black beans green onion and lime juice (plus salt) and it s a pretty decent main dish salad. Read More
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