Oh Sweet Jesus, this is the best Spanish Rice you will ever make.
My MIL, who is bona-fide Mexican, taught me this recipe. She’s been making it forever! The funny thing is, one time I made it at her house and when my husband showed up for dinner, he took one bite of the rice and exclaimed: Mom, this is the BEST Spanish rice you have ever made. She laughed and said- Lisa made it! Of course, that means that I always make the Spanish Rice for family gatherings and whenever there is a need for it at a friends’ party.
So yes, I have perfected this rice over the years. It is the ONLY Spanish rice my kids eat and they love it. Matter of fact, so do I.
Also, when she taught me this recipe, it was with ZERO measurements and that’s how I make it, even now. Trying to figure out the measurements to write down for this site was HARD. I’ll try to be as exact as possible, but don’t be afraid to play around with the measurements.
Just remember- for every cup of rice, you have to use a total of 2 cups of liquid!
Using an immersion blender or regular blender), blend tomato, onion, garlic, and 1/2 cup water.
Add tomato mixture to rice. Simmer until tomato mixture almost absorbed into rice- a few minutes.
Add remaining 2/3 cup water and Knorr's Caldo de Pollo. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice fluffy. (Please note that every stove is different. Your stove could cook the rice faster or it could be longer amount of time)
WWPP 5; Calories 189; Total Fat 1.0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 7mg; Total Carbohydrates 40.4g; Fiber 1.2g; Sugars 1.6g; Protein 4.0g
About lisa: I'm a runner, on my way to becoming a marathoner. I am 42 years old and have found a peaceful acceptance of my body. Through running, I have discovered who I am, besides a mom to three kids and a wife to one. I truly enjoy sharing my love of fitness with others while empowering and motivating women to conquer their fear of the unknown. In my spare time, I manage the Run with the Sisterhood Facebook page, work here and there for Zooma Women's Race Series, and work part-time at our local YMCA. View author profile.
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