Easy Authentic Spanish Rice

Easy Authentic Spanish Rice My family loves a variety of ethnic foods, but this is one of their favorites. My niece, who is of Spanish descent, lives with us and has tweaked my old Spanish rice recipe to make it just like her grandma’s. My mother-in-law has also added this recipe to her school meals menu (minus the jalapeno), and it is a hit with the students and faculty.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 45 mins

    TOTAL : 55 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions and jalapeno peppers in the butter until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir Mexican-style tomatoes into onion mixture; add rice, salt, and black pepper. Bring rice mixture to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is cooked, 40 to 45 minutes. Garnish with sour cream and Cheddar cheese to serve.

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Per Serving: 253 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 26.7g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 36.6mg; sodium 521.7mg. You may need to add a 1/2 cup of water if rice is not covered completely for cooking.