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Easy Homemade Spanish Rice


 Easy Spanish rice is very popular in Mexico. The main reason for its popularity is that homemade Spanish rice is very easy to cook. Another plus is that you need a minimal amount of ingredients to make this dish perfect.

 What is more, rice rice - desc learn more... is very healthy. If you eat it regularly, you can minimize your risk of facing problems such as cancer and heart disease. It is also a great source of energy, so if you eat it for lunch, you won’t feel hungry for hours.

 To cook perfect rice, follow all of our recommendations. Do not overcook the rice or it will become mushy! And for the dish not to be sticky, wash the rice carefully and drain it. Now, when you know the 2 main rules, you can take a look at the recipe.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
2 cups
180 cals
3 tbsp
240 cals
1 jar
75 cals
1 tbsp
Total calories in the prepared dish
495 cals
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  1. Take a medium-sized saucepan and melt butter in it. After a minute you should add rice. For cooking traditional Spanish dishes you need to use long grain white rice.
  2. Add ground cumin and salt to taste.
  3. Cook this dish for about 2 minutes. Stir it from time to time.
  4. Now add salsa. Pour in water. Stir everything one more time. Cover the pan with the lid and bring the liquid to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer your dish for 10 minutes. Stir it carefully and taste. If needed, you can add more spices and herbs. Cover the pan with the lid and cook the rice for 4-7 minutes.
  6. Turn of the heat. Do not open the lid. Leave the rice for 5 more minutes in the pan.

 You are done! Serve this dish warm. You can add another Mexican dishes with this yummy rice: enchiladas, burritos, beans or spicy Mexican chicken. If you want to make it a main dish, serve Spanish rice with shredded chicken, hard grated cheese, sour cream, guacamole or slices of avocado.

 We hope you will like this dish. Bon Appetit!

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