Easy Recipes: Simple Spanish Rice

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We love rice at our house and we eat a lot of  Tex Mex food. I live in Texas…. who doesn’t love Tex Mex?

Over the weekend I needed a quick and easy solution for making some simple Spanish rice. I needed to use what I had on hand and I did not feel like making our typical Puerto Rican Rice as I am trying hard to watch my daily calorie intake.

This Spanish rice is so simple and packed full of flavor! While you’re here check out all of my easy recipes that are perfect for busy families.

super easy Spanish rice



  • 1 c white rice
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1 c salsa (I used my favorite from Trader Joe’s)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Gather up your ingredients.

Add your chicken broth and salsa to a sauce pan.  Bring it to a boil.

Rinse your rice and then add it to the liquid mixture.

Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Then turn the heat to low and pop a lid on it.

Let it sit for 20 minutes.

how to make simple Spanish rice at home


When it is done it will look like this.

Add some salt and pepper to taste.

easy rice recipe for any night of the week

This is a super easy and delicious as a side.

easy rice recipe


I served it in small corn tortillas with pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

They were amazing!



  1. What a great recipe! I always make spanish rice with tomatoes, and then a ton of seasonings, but I never thought to use salsa. This sounds super easy and will definitely be making an appearance on our menu soon 🙂

    1. My husband is a rice snob and he love this. The salsa gives so much flavor and is a great alternative to many seasonings.

      Let me know how you like it.

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