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Maria's Spanish Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Maria's Spanish Rice

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"A different kind of rice dish from the Barcelona area of Spain. Absolutely delicious."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until golden. Stir in rice and saute until rice begins to brown. Add water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in pimentos. Reduce heat, cover and cook until all water is absorbed, about 10 to 15 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2008

Good basic recipe. Of course I tweaked mine a bit. Browned the dry rice a bit in some olive oil and butter, set that aside then sauted the garlic and onion and I added some green bell pepper as well. mixed the rice in w/ the veggies then added 2 c chicken broth. 1 small can of tomato sauce and a can of rotel diced tomates w/ green chilis. for a bit of extra flavor i added about 2 tsp of chili powder, .5 tsp of cumin, and salt & pepper to taste. let that simmer and Yummo!! using it as a side to my fabulous Chicken Enchiladas with Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2007

Thie rice did not taste like spanish rice at all. It was so bland that I had to add cilantro and hot sauce! I would not recommend this recipe.

 

10 Ratings

Aug 29, 2008

great recipe first i browned my rice used 1 cup. added 1/4 of an onion sauteed a bit added chopped cilantro and 1/2 a can of tomato sauce or you can use 2 sliced tomatos added 2 cups of water and seasoned it with a dash of garlic powder and 1/2 a cube of chicken bouion then covered. my husband loved it!

 
Sep 21, 2005

Good, just not as much flavor as I expected. Would be excellent with a spicy main dish.

 
Jun 01, 2007

There was not as much flavor as I expected and it was kind of bland. I think it would be great with some extra spices added.

 
Jul 12, 2010

This is a base to be built on. I added two buillion cubes and fresh pimento for some more flavor. I will make this again with the small changes

 
Jun 13, 2012

It was very mild flavored, or as some in my family said--bland. I even doubled the garlic. It was nice as a change of pace, but I really didn't notice a major "wow" as opposed to using plain white rice. I would quadruple the garlic--the pimentos added color but no flavor. I would also wager adding some cilantro would definitely help develop the flavors some...adding some chicken/veggie stock wouldn't hurt either. It just wasn't our thing.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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