Maria's Spanish Rice Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 1)
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Reviewed: Jun. 12, 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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Cooking Level: Expert

Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Living In: Tempe, Arizona, USA
Reviewed: Jul. 10, 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
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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Reviewed: 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!
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Reviewed: 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.
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Reviewed: 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.
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Reviewed: Jun. 1, 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.
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Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2005
Good, just not as much flavor as I expected. Would be excellent with a spicy main dish.
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Home Town: Warsaw, Ohio, USA
Living In: Monroe, Connecticut, USA

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