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spanish rice

Spanish Rice

A tasty and unique dish from Mexican cuisine. It is a one pot dish which can be prepared quickly with few ingredients. The flavour of chipotle adobado sauce makes it zing and splendid.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 200 kcal
Author Jayashree


  • 1 cup basmati rice 1 cup =250ml
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 red tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic cut into pieces
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp chipotle adobado sauce
  • 2 cups stock
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • cilantro chopped


  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for ten minutes.

    rice soaked in water
  2. Make an incision on the tomatoes and put them in  boiling water for sometime.

    tomatoes blanched
  3. Once cooled, blend and make a puree of it.

    tomato puree
  4. Take oil in a pan. Heat it. Add onion and garlic pieces to it. Saute it for sometime.

  5. Add cumin powder to it.

    cumin powder is put
  6. Saute for a minute.

    saute it
  7. Now, add tomato puree and chipotle adobodo sauce to it. Saute for two minutes.

    tomato puree and chipotle adobado sauce is put
  8. Add the soaked rice to it. Saute for a minute.

  9. Add salt and stock to it. Give a stir.

    put stock to it
  10. Close the lid and allow to cook on medium flame till done. It needs about ten to twelve minutes.

    rice being cooked
  11. Spanish rice is ready to serve. Garnish with cilantro.

Recipe Notes

  • Cook on medium flame. I keep a small bowl to stop the steam from escaping.
  • You can follow other methods of cooking also. To make in pressure cooker, follow the same method, and keep the whistle over it.
  • To cook in rice cooker, transfer it to the rice cooker and then add the stock.

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