Perfect Spanish Rice
50 mins (prep 5, cooking 45)
9 ingredients
4 servings
You don't need to visit an authentic taqueria when using this recipe. You might even like it better than a restaurant's Spanish rice....I know I do. I was taught how to make this dish from my mother-in-law, a native of Guadalajara Mexico. The rice is moist and full of flavor and you can add cooked and shredded chicken and/or peas for a complete 1-dish meal. Great for potlucks, dinner parties and side dishes to your favorite Mexican meal. This recipe is relatively simple to make and inexpensive. Try it and impress YOUR Mexican mother-in-law :)

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Serving Size (29.81 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 137.19 Calories from Fat 133.56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.84g 91.31%
Saturated Fat 2.05g 41.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.92mg 0.32%
Total Carbohydrate 1.42g 1.89%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 3.14%
Sugars 0.4 g %
Protein 0.26g 2.1%
Vitamin A 296.07IU% Vitamin C 1.93mg%
Calcium 9.42mg% Iron 0.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white rice, diced tomatoes, small onion, chicken bouillon