Spanish Rice

With the perfect mix of spices, peppers, and tomatoes, these Spanish rice recipes turn out every time. From yellow rice and chicken to Spanish rice with beef, these recipes are as authentic as they come.

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Spanish Rice: 30-Minute Meal

Spanish rice is one those go-to weeknight suppers that never go wrong. But is it Spanish? Well, no.

How to Make Spanish Rice

Spanish rice, ironically, is not a Spanish at all -- it originated in Mexico (and is sometimes referred to as Mexican rice). Spanish conquistadors introduced rice to Mexico in the 1500s, hence the name; it soon took on a life of its own, evolving into an economical "peasant" dish that turned bits of leftovers into a full meal. So we can thank Mexican chefs for the popularity of this deliciously versatile dish that has become an American favorite.

How to Make a Spanish Rice

Making your own rice is a great option if you are watching your sodium. Tomatoes, spices and veggies is all it takes to make this easy, healthy recipe.

Spicy Meat Loaf with Fiesta Rice

RO*TEL

Update your family's meat loaf with a spicy kick from Ro*Tel.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Spanish Rice

Taste of the South
Total: 30 mins

Spanish Rice

RO*TEL

Long-grain rice kicked up with zesty tomatoes, corn, peppers, and black beans.

Total: 25 mins

Spanish Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

A can of tomatoes, a few spices, and chopped veggies are all it takes to make this rice side dish recipe. It's lower in sodium than packaged mixes.

Stuffed Peppers

Heart-Healthy Living

Sweet peppers are the container for this version of Spanish rice. Or, you can serve the rice in a bowl as a side dish for chicken or pork.

Spinach-Rice Casserole

Better Homes and Gardens

Try a new comfort food--this easy meatless casserole is made with spinach, tofu, and rice.

Flank Steak with Spanish Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Broil or grill this spicy steak to serve with homemade Spanish rice.

Total: 30 mins

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Better Homes and Gardens

Spanish Rice with Chicken and Shrimp

Midwest Living

This easy entree starts with rice pilaf mix. Add chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, and peppers to make a flavorful 30-minute dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a meatless meal the whole crowd will love. Jalapeno pepper-seasoned Monterey Jack spices things up.

Total: 30 mins

Spanish Rice Casserole

MorningStar Farms
Total: 55 mins

Deep-Dish Mexican Meat Loaf Pie

Get out of your taco night rut with our simple recipe for savory Mexican pie. All you need to do is mix, layer, and bake to make this delicious meat loaf.

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