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Spanish Rice

I have big thanks to give Lil’ Luna for posting her recipe for Spanish Rice. We have made it a few times in the past few weeks. It is easy and tastes great.

Spanish Rice
Makes 8-10 servings


  • 2 cups rice long grain
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 6 stems cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube
  • dash of cumin
  • dash of garlic pepper


  1. Heat oil in large frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add rice and cook until golden brown.
  3. Add 1 chicken flavored bouillon cube to 4 cups water and microwave for 3 minutes.
  4. When rice is brown, add water, tomato sauce, salt, garlic, cumin and garlic pepper to pan.
  5. Stir and cover pan. Let simmer for 40 minutes. to an hour. (At my high elevation of 5000ft it was done at about 35-40 minutes. I also had to add a bit more liquid.)

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    1. Yes it is right. It makes a HUGE amount of rice, though. What is pictured in the bowl is just a small of the total amount. This was the first time I've made this type of rice so I am not an expert, so I would suggest heading over to Lil' Luna and contacting her if you are wondering if you can reduce the oil amount.