Classic Spanish Rice
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Classic Spanish Rice

This Classic Spanish Rice recipe makes the perfect, flavorful side dish for busy weeknights (and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes with only a few minutes of hands-on work)!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dinner sides, rice, side dish, spanish, vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Live Eat Learn


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cups dry white rice
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup salsa


  • Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium/high. Add rice and toast until the grains begin to turn golden brown, stirring often, about 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add onion and garlic, continuing to cook until onion is soft.
  • Add broth, cover, and cook until rice is tender and broth is absorbed. About 15 minutes.
  • Stir in salsa and serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13.7% | Vitamin C: 3.9% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 5.6%