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3.5 from 2 votes

Spanish Rice (Quick and Easy)

This delicious homemade Spanish rice recipe is not only a quick and easy side dish recipe, it's full of flavor and tastes so good. The perfect addition to pair with protein, like chicken, beef and pork, and along side any of your favorite Mexican dishes.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Homemade Spanish Rice, Spanish Rice
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Great Grub, Delicious Treats


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 diced jalapenos
  • ¼ cup diced onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • cups white rice, uncooked
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • ½ tsp chili powder


  • Using a skillet or large frying pan, heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Sauté onions and jalapeños until tender, then add minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Add rice to pan, sprinkle with chili powder and cook until rice starts to brown, stirring frequently.
  • Pour chicken broth and salsa into pan, stir.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Optional: top with sour cream, sliced avocado, cilantro and cheese, if desired.


Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg