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.See Popular Spanish Rice Recipes
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.
Spanish rice is one those go-to weeknight suppers that never go wrong. But is it Spanish? Well, no.
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.
Update your family's meat loaf with a spicy kick from Ro*Tel.
Long-grain rice kicked up with zesty tomatoes, corn, peppers, and black beans.
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.
Broil or grill this spicy steak to serve with homemade Spanish rice.
Try a new comfort food--this easy meatless casserole is made with spinach, tofu, and rice.
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.
This easy entree starts with rice pilaf mix. Add chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, and peppers to make a flavorful 30-minute dinner.
Here's a meatless meal the whole crowd will love. Jalapeno pepper-seasoned Monterey Jack spices things up.