Homemade Mexican Spanish Rice Recipe

Mexican Spanish Rice Recipe:

You can almost smell the frying grains from here… Say “hola” to Molé Mama’s Spanish Rice recipe! From stove-top prep to steamy success, watch and learn how to make this yummy family recipe. See molemama.com for more authentic dishes!

Spanish Rice – or “Grandma’s Orange Rice” as Molé Mama’s sons call it – is simple to make and delicious with crunchy tacos, burritos, Mole Rojo, you name it! By first frying the long grain California rice in a hot skillet with peppers and diced onions, we establish a rich flavor throughout the dish.

Minutes later, when the grains are golden brown and toasty, watch how Molé Mama submerges the fried mixture in water, tomato sauce, garlic, and spices. The tangy aroma that fills your kitchen at this point is a truly a culinary delight!

After the moisture has cooked off and the long grain rice has absorbed the tomato garlic cocktail, your homemade Spanish Rice is ready to serve! To add a little more kick the end result, add more spicy peppers to the white rice in the very beginning of the recipe.

Molé Mama has fond memories of eating this rice with just about everything her mother cooked. She compares it to American’s fascination with bread or toast: a versatile and filling starch to accompany any sauce or soup combination!

2 cups long grain white rice (rinse in strainer until water runs clear)
1 small can of tomato sauce
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 finely chopped yellow onion
2 jalapeno or serrano chiles
4-6 large crushed garlic gloves
2 tablespoons of Knorr chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon cloves
salt and pepper to taste
8 cups water

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