Spanish Rice Recipes

Delicious white or brown rice simmered in a tomato sauce. We have over 20 easy Spanish rice recipes… the perfect accompaniment to your chicken, beef or shrimp dish.

Staff Picks

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice

Rating: 4.26 stars
This recipe is a simple Spanish rice that is quick and easy and tastes delicious. The vegetable juice and the taco seasoning add more flavor to this dish.

Spanish Brown Rice

Rating: 4.47 stars
Easy Spanish rice using brown rice instead of white.

Spanish Rice I

Rating: 4.46 stars
This is a quick and easy way to spice up rice. Saute instant rice with onion, red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Then simmer with tomatoes and tomato juice and you've got a savory Spanish-style rice.

Easy Spanish Rice

Rating: 3.94 stars
This recipe has been told to me by my girlfriends MIL from Mexico. I had to measure the ingredients. Never before have they been measured, always a 'handful of this and equal parts of this' until it looked right. I hope you enjoy it. It has become a family favorite in our home. I am always asked to make it!

Best Spanish Rice

Rating: 4.6 stars
The combination of picante sauce and chicken broth makes this easy recipe very tasty!

Better Spanish Rice

Rating: 4.61 stars
Flavorful and delicious. No one will guess this authentic tasting rice was made from instant rice.

Flavorful Spanish Rice and Beans

Rating: 4.29 stars
Very flavorful, quick, and simple rice and beans with a Mexican twist.

Spanish Rice II

Rating: 4.47 stars
Rice is sauteed with onion and green bell pepper, and then simmered with water, chopped tomatoes and spices.

Arroz Rojo (Mexican Red Rice)

Rating: 4.66 stars
Authentic Mexican red rice. Easy to make! Use a different chile if you want milder or hotter rice.

Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

Rating: 4.17 stars
Easy, quick Spanish rice in a slow cooker.

Rice Cooker Spanish Rice

Rating: 3.6 stars
This is a great, easy way to make a delicious side dish when cooking Mexican for dinner. My kids really love it, too. Substitutions for spices and vegetables are fine -- add the tastes that your family likes most. You can make this on the stovetop in a skillet with a lid, as well. Bring all ingredients to a boil and stir well; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until rice is soft. If you add some of the optional ingredients, this can be an excellent main dish. Try adding chopped green chile peppers. Tastes great with the Enchilada II recipe.

Spicy Spanish-Style Rice

Rating: 4.52 stars
This Spanish rice-inspired spicy tomato rice recipe is super easy to make and is always a crowd-pleaser. When was the last time you had Spanish rice? You can substitute paprika for the chili powder.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Spanish Rice
Rating: Unrated
This simple recipe uses chicken broth and chunky salsa to transform plain white rice into a marvelous side dish.
Easy Spanish Rice
Rating: Unrated
Made with simple and flavorful ingredients, and ready in under an hour.

Arroz Rojo

Rating: 3.82 stars

A great recipe for Mexican style rice in tomato sauce. This is an excellent side dish for the Slow Cooker Pozole I posted earlier.