Spanish rice (also known as Mexican rice or arroz rojo) is a quintessential side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite Mexican or Latin-inspired dishes. From authentic Mexican restaurants to home cooking, this flavorful rice dish is always a crowd pleaser.
With our collection of 14 Spanish rice recipes, you can find a recipe that fits any occasion – from casual weeknight dinners to backyard barbecues. Whether you prefer to make Spanish rice in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop, these recipes are sure to please.
So get ready to enjoy this delicious dish on your next night in.
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Easy Spanish Rice Recipe
This flavorful spanish rice is a perfect side dish to serve along with tacos, burritos or enchiladas! Start to finish, it's ready to go in less than 30 minutes!
My mom is famous for her Spanish rice recipe, the ultimate comfort food. When I want a taste of home, I whip up this dish. Punch up the flavor with a little lime and extra chili powder. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
This crowd pleasing Spanish Red Rice, aka Mexican Red Rice is perfect alongside chicken, steak or as part of any Mexican meal. It’s filled with flavour, very easy to make and our favourite rice side dish.
Whip up some aromatic Spanish rice using chicken broth, tomato sauce, and a blend of seasonings to create the perfect base for rice bowls or an enticing side dish complementing your favorite Mexican meals!
Cook a pot of rice using chicken broth, tomato sauce, and a few seasonings to make this quick and easy Spanish Rice. It's the perfect base for rice bowls or a delicious side dish to your favorite Mexican entrees!