Rating: 3.06 stars
107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 13

One cook's "Spanish" rice is another's "Mexican." Whatever the name, the result is more or less the same: an orange pilaf-style rice flavored with onion and garlic and flecked with carrot. Tomato paste further tints this colorful companion to all things Tex-Mex.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2009

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Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a heavy 4-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook until just starting to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and carrot, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice to coat. Add chicken stock or water, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, stir once, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and let simmer until water is absorbed, about 17 minutes. Remove from heat, and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork, and serve warm.

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Reviews (8)

107 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 39
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2015
The blandest "spanish Rice" I ever had! It is fine as a side dish for your basic American home-style dinner, but, it isn't Spanish OR Mexican (which are not the same dish, despite the claim that one cook's Spanish rice is another's Mexican" this is closer to Spanish than Mexican, but, it is neither. If I was served something like this at a Mexican restaurant, I' wouldn't be back.
Rating: Unrated
01/31/2014
I made this rice recipe as a side dish for enchiladas and it was a great match. If you were eating the rice with something less flavorful, I can see where the rice might be a little lackluster, but this was a win for me.
Rating: Unrated
12/15/2012
Far from tasteless! You just have to use chicken stock instead of water. My husband and I both loved this and it tasted as good as the rice we have at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I will definitely be making this again and again. So easy and so delicious.
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Rating: Unrated
10/12/2010
I loved this. It sounds simple but is really delicious.You can see my results here: http://marthaandme.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/spanish-rice/
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2010
Made this tonight to go along with Martha's Tortilla Pie (also on this site - and just fabulous) and it was an ideal accompaniment. Well-seasoned and tasty but mild enough to go along with a spicier main dish - we'll have it again for sure.
Rating: Unrated
04/20/2010
My family LOVES this recipe!! I serve it with made from scratch beef-and-bean burritos and they can't get enough. I end up making it almost once a week, it'd be more if the boys had their way.
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Rating: Unrated
04/20/2010
My family LOVES this recipe!! I serve it with made from scratch beef-and-bean burritos and they can't get enough. I end up making it almost once a week, it'd be more if the boys had their way.
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2010
Tasteless. Won't be making this again.