Better Spanish Rice

Better Spanish Rice

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"Flavorful and delicious. No one will guess this authentic tasting rice was made from instant rice."
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20 m servings 164 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 28g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook and stir the chopped onion until browned, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice, tomatoes, cilantro, and chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the rice is cooked and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.



we eat alot of Mexican dishes and this goes perfectly with them. I use Rotel tomatoes. Its easy and delicious!

Very good and easy recipe. The only changes I made were used beef broth, cause that is all I had and used Rotel instead of diced tomatoes. YUM!

Fast and easy. I added 1/4 jalapino to give it just a bit of heat. I will next time stir in the cilantro just before serving.

I used Rotel instead of plain diced tomatoes - the green chiles give it a little extra kick. I also added a good shake of garlic powder and cumin. Perfect!

was really good and easy to make... the kids even helped... thanks

Very good recipe. The only thing I did different was instead of the tomatoes I used a can of ROTEL Chili Fixin's for a little extra zing.

I like how quick this was, but I think it needs some chili powder. Good but not the best

Not bad. As others recommended I used diced tomatoes w/ green chiles, I added a spoonful of tomato paste to boost the tomato flavor, vegetable broth (to make it vegetarian), a dash of cumin and...

This turned out so much better than I thought with instant rice. Very easy and simple recipe that you can add anything to, and it would still taste great. I am at a high altitude so I did add ...