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.
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!